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APHR's new podcast channel discusses the most important human rights developments across Southeast Asia.

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APHR's new podcast channel discusses the most important human rights developments across Southeast Asia.

    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup: Episode 5: Looking Ahead

    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup: Episode 5: Looking Ahead

    Welcome to the final episode in our series, Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Looking Ahead. 

    Throughout the series, we've had one eye on this final episode, which aims to use much of what we've discussed in earlier episodes to provide solid recommendations to international actors - including governments, but also humanitarian actors, think-tanks, and anyone with an interest in Myanmar - about what measures can be taken to support the brave efforts being made by the people on the ground in Myanmar, and help bring an end to the military's rule. 

    If you'd like to support the efforts for democracy in Myanmar, please visit the pages below: 

    ISupportMyanmar - https://www.isupportmyanmar.com/ 

    Frontier Myanmar membership - https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/membership/

    Myanmar Now donation - https://www.myanmar-now.org/en/donate

    • 37 min
    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 4: International Relations

    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 4: International Relations

    In Episode 4 of our podcast series, Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup, we'll step outside Myanmar's borders, and analyze the country's international relations, both before and after the coup took place. 

    We'll look at those dynamics close to home, notably with China and neighbors in Southeast Asia, as well as further afield to countries with significant interests in Myanmar, including Japan, Russia, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. 

    If you'd like to support the efforts for democracy in Myanmar, please visit the pages below: 

    ISupportMyanmar - https://www.isupportmyanmar.com/ 

    Frontier Myanmar membership - https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/membership/

    Myanmar Now donation - https://www.myanmar-now.org/en/donate

    • 35 min
    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 3: Resisting the Coup

    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 3: Resisting the Coup

    In Episode 3 of our podcast series, Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup, we'll hear from the many people up and down the country who have risen up against the military since its February 1 coup. 

    This includes human rights defenders, journalists, politicians, and members of the Civil Disobedience Movement, to better understand why so many people across Myanmar are willing to risk their lives to bring and end to military rule in the country.

    If you'd like to support the efforts for democracy in Myanmar, please visit the pages below: 

    ISupportMyanmar - https://www.isupportmyanmar.com/ 

    Frontier Myanmar membership - https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/membership/

    Myanmar Now donation - https://www.myanmar-now.org/en/donate

    • 31 min
    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 2: The Coup Makers (Part 2)

    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 2: The Coup Makers (Part 2)

    In episode two of our 5-part series, Anatomy of a Coup, we'll delve into the historic pattern of violence Myanmar's military, the Tatmadaw, has used in all corners of the country, and how the brutality we are witnessing today is just the latest in a long history of oppression and state-terror it has meted out against the Myanmar people. 

    For more information about APHR's work, please check out our website, aseanmp.org. 

    • 31 min
    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 1: The Coup Makers (Part 1)

    Myanmar: Anatomy of a Coup - Episode 1: The Coup Makers (Part 1)

    On the 1st of February 2021, Myanmar’s military grabbed power in a coup d’etat, and declared a state of emergency with all legislative, executive and judicial powers handed to Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. 
    Within a day of the military's power grab, government workers launched a Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), in order to make the country ungovernable for the junta, while younger generations who'd sampled a taste of democracy have also organised mass nationwide protests. Myanmar’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, has responded to the protests and CDM with their stock standard response of devastating violence, killing hundreds and arresting thousands. 
    In APHR’s new 5-part series, Anatomy of a Coup, we’ll be taking a close look at the major players in Myanmar’s current environment: the coup maker, those resisting the coup, and the external influencers. 
    We'll be speaking with a range of people, both inside and outside of Myanmar, to try to better understand these players’ mindsets, interests and motivations, with a view to identifying measures to put an end to the military's chaotic rule and ensure that democracy and the will of the people prevail. 
    Episode 1 looks at the country’s most powerful institution, the Tatmadaw. Running over two episodes, the first part unpacks the Tatmadaw: how big it is, how it views itself and how it funds itself. In the second episode we will delve into its historic pattern of violence, and how the brutality we are currently seeing is just the latest in a long history of oppression and state-terror it has meted out against the Myanmar people.

    For more information about APHR's work, please check out our website aseanmp.org. 

    • 28 min
    ASEAN's Rakhine Crisis - Episode 2: 'We feel abandoned by ASEAN'

    ASEAN's Rakhine Crisis - Episode 2: 'We feel abandoned by ASEAN'

    Episode two in a two-part series that assesses the response of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State, following the devastating military-led crackdown on the Rohingya population that began on the 25th of August 2017.

    "To be completely candid, I think ASEAN has been pathetic in its handling of the crisis in Rakhine, going back to even the time before Burma was allowed to join ASEAN." 

    • 28 min

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