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FORSEA Co-Founder & Burmese scholar-activist Maung Zarni to speak at Auschwitz International Conference on Exclusion 7 – 8 July

The international debate is an opportunity to emphasize the role that Auschwitz and other museums and memorial sites play in educational process because the history of Auschwitz is not only a sequence of historical events, but above all it is a universal experience passed on to us by the Witnesses.

/ July 7, 2021

Engaging with State Power, without Losing Principles or Your Head · Part 3

Those of us Burmese who have made overthrowing our country’s well-entrenched military dictatorship, our business – or Doe-Ayay, as we say in Burma in specific reference to protests against any Oppressive Order – do not look to the United Nations or the European Union, let alone the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), for help.

/ June 17, 2021

BJP’s Hindutva, Modi’s Righ-wing Populism and their Devastating Impact on India Society

Amitabh Pal, the American-educated Indian journalist offered his incisive analysis of the ideological pillars on which rests the toxic mix of Hindutva or Hindu nationalism and right-wing populism of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

/ June 17, 2021

How the Indian Government’s Mindset Led India Into a Pandemic Cataclysm

"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ascension to power seven years ago combined a Hindu nationalist ideology and a right-wing populist persona. Both these qualities have hurtled India into an unprecedented humanitarian nightmare in recent weeks and months." Join a discussion with Amitabh Pal and FORSEA's Maung Zarni.

/ June 12, 2021

Thailand’s Military-Palace Complex and Prospects for the Emergence of a Government of, for and by the People

"Unlike the past, the pro-democracy movements now see clearly who and which institutions are the key forces in the network of the royalist elites. They do not focus solely on a number of military leaders but called for a structural changes." Puangthong R. Pawakapan

/ May 21, 2021

Burmese educators, former UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon & former UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee spoke on Myanmar human rights in Seoul

FORSEA Co-founder Maung Zarni joins former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Chair of the Strategic Advisory Council – Myanmar Prof. Yanghee Lee & other prominent speakers at forum in Seoul, streamed LIVE on You Tube, May 10, 2021.

/ May 12, 2021

Why is Japan NOT standing up for human rights and justice across Asia?

The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia discusses Japan's disappointing policy responses to egregious human rights violations in Asia and its reluctance to use its economic leverage to help people in need. Live: May 11, 2021: 7pm Tokyo | 6pm KL | 5pm Phnom Penh, Jakarta & BKK | 4:30pm Yangon | 11am London.

/ May 8, 2021

Internet Control and Censorship in Myanmar & Across Far East and Southeast Asia

Read the report on the Dialogue with Dr James Gomez, Regional Director of Asia Centre, taking to Maung Zarni about the Myanmar junta in its grafting of surveillance technology onto the communications networks to secure future control of people and the country.

/ May 8, 2021

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia: Crises in India

India under the populist BJP government of Prime Minister Modi has been gripped with a series of crises – largely self-inflicted – with devastating consequences on the society of 1.4 billion people. Listen to a discussion on the Crises in India: the Collapse of Healthcare Systems, BJP's Electoral Defeat in West Bengal, and Farmers' Protests.

/ May 6, 2021

Attacks on Internet Freedoms Across Southeast Asia

In the next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia, Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director at Asia Centre, will outline a shift in tactics by the authoritarian regimes of ASEAN – from internet content censorship to infrastructure control.

/ May 4, 2021