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English language news from Burma's largest independent media network. DVB Reads and DVB Athan are digital storytelling projects featuring the voices of people from Burma (Myanmar) or those with extensive knowledge of the country. Listen on-demand on DVB English Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Soundcloud, Spotify, or your favourite podcast player: https://link.chtbl.com/dvbenglish

English language news from Burma's largest independent media network. DVB Reads and DVB Athan are digital storytelling projects featuring the voices of people from Burma (Myanmar) or those with extensive knowledge of the country. Listen on-demand on DVB English Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Soundcloud, Spotify, or your favourite podcast player: https://link.chtbl.com/dvbenglish

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Thailand

Description:

English language news from Burma's largest independent media network. DVB Reads and DVB Athan are digital storytelling projects featuring the voices of people from Burma (Myanmar) or those with extensive knowledge of the country. Listen on-demand on DVB English Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Soundcloud, Spotify, or your favourite podcast player: https://link.chtbl.com/dvbenglish

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@DVB_English

Language:

English

Contact:

+66944651004


Episodes

DVB Athan: A Rally Against the Death Penalty in Burma

12/7/2022
Human rights activists held a rally at the Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Dec. 6 against the planned execution of seven student activists in Burma. Organizers gave speeches condemning the military council in Burmese, Thai, and English. “We the young Thai and Myanmar students and activists seriously requests to stop the violence and oppression of the Burmese people,” an organizer said. A prayer and minute of silence was held at the end of the rally for the students. The...

Duration:00:03:26

DVB Reads: Bryan Dickie on "People's Defence Force" Portraits of Burma's Resistance Fighters

12/5/2022
Canadian photojournalist Bryan Dickie discusses his new book "People's Defence Force." All proceeds from the book go to support Burma's armed resistance to military rule. DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:03:52

DVB Athan: A Message For The International Community From Burma

12/3/2022
Burma's youth want their voices to be heard by the international community: #WhatshappeninginMyanmar "The Dictators tell us that the democratic world is crumbling. But here in Myanmar we are fighting for a democratic future. The fascists claim that social justice makes people weak, but these are the values which are inspiring normal people here to do great things. They are the values which we have set aside our lives to stand up for; which our friends have gone to prison and been martyred...

Duration:00:02:20

DVB Reads: Bertil Lintner on "The Wa of Myanmar and China's Quest for Global Dominance [2 of 2]"

11/30/2022
Swedish journalist and author, Bertil Lintner, discusses his new book: "The Wa of Myanmar and China's Quest for Global Dominance." DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:06:11

DVB Reads: Bertil Lintner on "The Wa of Myanmar and China's Quest for Global Dominance [1 of 2]"

11/28/2022
Swedish journalist and author, Bertil Lintner, discusses his new book: "The Wa of Myanmar and China's Quest for Global Dominance." DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:03:45

DVB Athan: Burma's Sophia Sarkis Crowned Mrs. Universe Australia Charity Queen 2022

11/25/2022
Sophia Sarkis, 45, was crowned Mrs. Universe Australia Charity Queen 2022 for her advocacy work on Burma. The mother and businesswoman has used her platform to raise awareness about Burma in Australia, and she continues to speak out against the junta's atrocities. DVB Athan (Democratic Voice of Burma) is a digital storytelling platform that gives voice to people from Burma (Myanmar). Listen on-demand at DVB English YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram Reels, or your favourite...

Duration:00:04:36

DVB Reads: Mayco Naing on "Burma Spring: Poetry & Photography in Resistance" (Book Launch)

11/21/2022
Burmese artist Mayco Naing discusses co-editing "Burma Spring: Poetry & Photography in Resistance." The book features 14 poets and seven photographers from Burma, either in exile, imprisoned, or killed since the 2021 military coup. This episode contains Mayco Naing reciting a poem from a Rohingya poet in Burmese: An Ox for a wad of paan Thida Shania What does this air suffer from? My lungs suffocate when I breathe. Why does the sun look so desolate? There is twilight without dawn. How...

Duration:00:03:11

DVB Athan: Burma's Beauty Queen Han Lay Speaks From New Home In Canada (Exclusive Interview)

11/17/2022
Han Lay, 23, is a beauty queen who was crowned Miss Grand International Myanmar 2020. She spoke out against the 2021 military coup in Burma from Thailand. Facing arrest and prosecution for her actions, Han Lay refused to return home and decided to seek asylum in Canada last September. In the first episode of DVB Athan, Han Lay discusses the harrowing ordeal she faced at Thai immigration, where she was stuck for one week, awaiting resettlement to Canada. DVB Athan (Democratic Voice of Burma)...

Duration:00:07:00

DVB Reads: Delphine Schrank on "The Rebel of Rangoon: A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma"

11/13/2022
Delphine Schrank published her book "The Rebel of Rangoon" in 2015, months before Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide election victory and the results were accepted by the military. This book resonates post-2021 military coup, as political and human rights activists have been arrested, murdered, forced underground or into exile. DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music,...

Duration:00:03:16

DVB Reads: Wendy Law-Yone on "Golden Parasol: A Daughter's Memoir of Burma"

11/7/2022
Wendy Law-Yone talks about her father, Ed Law-Yone (founder of The Nation newspaper in Rangoon, Burma - now Yangon, Myanmar), and the book based on her life and his collected works "Golden Parasol: A Daughter's Memoir of Burma." DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:04:02

DVB Reads: Jan-Philipp Sendker on "The Long Path To Wisdom: Tales From Burma"

11/2/2022
Jan-Philipp Sendker discusses writing about Burma as a foreigner, and how he fell in love with Burmese folk tales. He compiled them with his son for the book "The Long Path to Wisdom: Tales from Burma." DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:03:09

DVB Reads: Emma Larkin on "Finding George Orwell in Burma"

10/29/2022
Emma Larkin is the author of two books on Burma: "Finding George Orwell in Burma" and "No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and its aftermath in Burma [also titled "Everything is Broken: Life Inside Burma]." She reflects on her time in Burma 20 years ago and the lasting impact of Orwell's work. DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google...

Duration:00:02:36

DVB Reads: Pandora recites "Khru Pyit Launcher" poem in Burmese

10/26/2022
A bonus episode of Pandora, one of Burma's most celebrated poets, reciting her poem from "Khru Pyit [Anti-Snail] Launcher." This poetry anthology, Pandora's first, won the Myanmar National Literature Award in 2019. Cannot escape from this point for a while yet We enjoy traffic jams Our daily life is our school lesson Have a bathe and wash your clothes while it rains Blow out and save your candles while the moon shines Do business while waiting for the green light We have all sorts of...

Duration:00:01:55

DVB Reads: Pandora (Poet in Burma) on "Khru Pyit Launcher"

10/24/2022
Pandora is one of Burma's most celebrated poets. Her first poetry anthology "Khru Pyit [Anti-Snail] Launcher" won the Myanmar National Literature Award in 2019. She recites her poem "We cannot escape from this point" as an ode to Yangon's traffic jams. DVB Reads (Podcast) is available on-demand to stream or download on listening apps: SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:03:37

DVB Reads: Maung Zarni on "Essays on Myanmar's Genocide of Rohingyas"

10/19/2022
Burmese author, academic, and activist, Maung Zarni speaks about his book "Essays on Myanmar's Genocide of Rohingyas (2012-18)." It can be found here. DVB Reads (Podcast) is available on-demand (to stream or download on listening apps): SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:02:26

DVB Reads: Habiburahman on "First They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks"

10/17/2022
Habiburahman shares his story about life as a Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar) before escaping state persecution and seeking sanctuary abroad. His memoir "First They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks" was published in 2018. DVB Reads (Podcast) is on-demand (to stream or download on listening apps): SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:02:27

DVB Reads: Mayyu Ali on "Exodus" & "The Erasure" - Part 2

10/12/2022
Rohingya poet and genocide survivor, Mayyu Ali, on his love for Burmese poetry and his book "The Erasure," which is based on his life and the expulsion from his homeland due to the Burma Army's genocide against the Rohingya. DVB Reads (Podcast) is available on-demand (to stream or download on listening apps): SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

Duration:00:02:43

DVB Reads: Mayyu Ali on "Exodus" & "The Erasure" - Part 1

10/9/2022
Rohingya poet and genocide survivor, Mayyu Ali, recites a poem from "Exodus" and talks about his new biography published in French called "The Erasure." BURNING ALIVE By Mayyu Ali The sky is silent The earth is silent The blade on the skin of my throat I scream out and it echoes from hill to hill Some say, victims can lie See the wounds and scars on our bodies Parents keep yet clothes of killed sons Orphans keep the skulls of their parents I watched the blood streaming down Where...

Duration:00:02:29

DVB Reads: Jaivet Ealom on "Escape From Manus Prison"

10/3/2022
Jaivet Ealom shares his story about the daring escape he made from a prison-like life in Burma, to becoming a Rohingya refugee held at Manus Island Prison, to ending up in Canada. All from his memoir "Escape from Manus Prison: One Man's Daring Quest For Freedom." DVB Reads (Podcast) is available on-demand (to stream or download on listening apps): SoundCloud, Anchor FM, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.

DVB Reads: Ronan Lee on "Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide"

9/28/2022
Ronan Lee, author of "Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech" discusses his book and why it was banned by the junta in Burma. DVB Reads (Podcast) is available on-demand (to stream or download on listening apps): YouTube, SoundCloud, Anchor, TuneIn Radio, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google Podcasts.