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Thursday, Feb 22nd

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Burma Army Killing of Kachin Teachers a War Crime Says Ethnic Armed Alliance

Burma's largest armed ethnic alliance, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) criticized the government for its handling of an investigation into the rape and murder of two Kachin volunteer school teachers in northern Shan State. According to the UNFC, the act which many believe was carried out by Burma army personnel, was a war crime. The strongly worded statement released this week also called on the government to stop such war crimes from being carried out in future.


Money, Peace and Conflict: Press launch of a new report

Members of the media, diplomatic community and civil society groups are cordially invited to the press launch of a new report “Economics of Peace and Conflict” at the Myanmar Media Library on Monday 28 October at 2pm.


Ethnic media transition fund

This announcement is to inform all BNI members’ organizations about new funding opportunities. Grants of up to THB 60,000 are available from the Burma News International Training Fund.

Members’ organizations that are interested must provide training proposals clearly outlining sustainable projects that identify and respond to the needs of their respective communities.

  1. Budget guidelines
  2. Budget line item examples
  3. EMTF proposal info
  4. Guidelines for Proposal format (EMTF)
  5. Report format Guideline (EMTF)

BNI Activities


  • Myanmar Peace Process Monitoring
  • Internship for Women’s Journalist Training
  • Pilot Registration
  • Strengthening of Ethnic Voices: The role of Ethnic Media
  • Free Ethnic Voice Radio Program in VoA
  • Ethnic Perspectives TV program in DVB
  • Ethnic Women Voice Radio FM in MAP
  • BNI 20th bi-annual meeting
  • The ethical Journalism / News Quality Assessment
  • Ethnic Media Conference


  • Strategic Planning and Capacity Analysis for BNI and its members
  • Pilot Registration
  • Myanmar Peace Process Monitoring
  • CD-News Training
  • Free Ethnic Voice Radio Program in VoA
  • Ethnic Perspectives TV program in DVB
  • Ethnic Women Voice Radio FM in MAP
  • Peace Journalism
  • Journalism Training on Ethics
  • BNI 19th bi-annual Meeting
  • BNI 18th bi-annual meeting


  • Pilot Registration
  • By-election Monitoring and newsroom
  • Myanmar Peace Process Monitoring
  • Internship for Women Journalists Training
  • Feature Internship
  • Ethnic Women’s Voice FM in MAP
  • Free Ethnic Voice Radio Program in VoA and strategic planning meeting
  • CD-News Training
  • BNI 17th bi-annual meeting
  • BNI 16th bi-annual meeting


  • Burma 2010 Elections Newsroom
  • Burma’s 2010 Elections Monitoring Report and Training
  • Internship for Women’s Journalists
  • Feature Training
  • CD-News Training
  • BNI 15th bi-annual meeting
  • BNI 14th bi-annual meeting


  • Burma’s 2010 Elections Web Portal
  • Elections Monitoring Training
  • BNI 14th bi-annual meeting
  • BNI 13th bi-annual meeting


  • Evaluation to BNI and its member organizations
  • Multi-media Training
  • BNI 12th bi-annual Meeting
  • Security Literacy Training