Up to seven protesters demonstrating against the protest law have been charged for protesting illegally.
Two US-based journalists have been blacklisted by the Burmese government after they visited conflict-struck western Arakan state to cover the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Villages in Mon, Karen and Shan states inundated after days of monsoon rains while in Pegu some 600 residents are evacuated into monasteries and shelters.
Due to a chronic shortage of midwives in Burma, expectant mothers are being put at risk from complications during pregnancy and birth.
Hundreds of Muslims have been made homeless in Sagaing Division after rioters looted and burned homes, shops and at least one mosque in the village of Htan Gone on Saturday night.
The UN special rapporteur for human rights in Burma spoke to DVB about his latest mission to Burma, the attack of his convoy in Meikhtila and further reconciliation between Muslim and Buddhist communities.
Despite being thwarted from contesting polls several times in the past, Dr Tu Ja believes his new party, the Kachin State Democracy Party, will be allowed to take part in the 2015 elections.
Due to constant power failures across Burma, medicines that need to be kept at specifically refrigerated temperatures, such as cancer medication and insulin, are becoming damaged and putting patients’ lives at risk.