31
Dec

List of heroes from the Irrawaddy

The year end issue of Irrawaddy offered a list of this year’s heroes. These three do not belong on a list with John Bolton.

29
Dec

A Technical Guide to Anonymous Blogging

This article speaks for itself, as it were.

28
Dec

Burma is one of the sounds of summer on Australian radio

There are some interesting parts to this transcript …

28
Dec

Funeral associations offer support in Ethiopia – and Myanmar / Burma

Can any readers offer more information on Myanmar’s funeral associations that support families affected by HIV?

27
Dec

is this him?

26
Dec

Better journalistic practice

Here is a plea for better journalistic practice and an example of such.

26
Dec

It is too early to trumpet a decrease in prevalence

The [him] moderator thinks it is yet too early to announce a decrease in prevalence as a result of increased prevention activities. Or to announce a decrease in prevalence at all. More evidence is needed. The putative decrease in incidence is only of academic interest.

24
Dec

A holiday season gift you were born with

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond […]

23
Dec

Limits on patient numbers enforced by MSF Holland's head office in Amsterdam

There are limits on patient numbers enforced by MSF Holland's head office in Amsterdam …

23
Dec

Myanmar / Burma is not the only country where international NGOs are limited

Myanmar is not the only country where governmental regulations limit the activities of international nongovernmental organisations …

22
Dec

Routine testing leads to routine human rights violations

The [him] moderator recognises that voluntary counselling and testing will need to be increased as more people come forward to access treatment. But he deplores the routine testing of people in health care situations. There is no ‘guidance’ to monitor the routine human rights violations that occur as a direct result of routine testing. Shame on WHO and UNAIDS. You can comment directly to them or on the [him] forum … and read the attached critical analysis.

20
Dec

Is DfID Failing the People of Burma? Or Myanmar?

The [him] moderator has read the new report from the Burma Campaign UK and presents the executive summary below and the full report attached. He agrees with some of its points. Overall the amount of funding provided is too little. He wonders how crossborder assistance would be transparent, accountable and independently monitored and how coverage would be measured. And he thinks the report takes a very narrow view of the promotion of democracy. There are many methods to promote democracy beyond funding exile groups and DfID is engaged in funding several of them.

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