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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research Centre.

Jun 16, 2021

It is often commented that Facebook is the internet in Myanmar. What does this mean in a country with so many ethnic armed groups, unending civil war, and now another military coup and targeted executions of civilians in major towns and cities? Sparked by a recent article in the Journal of Contemporary Asia, we...


Jun 8, 2021

There's a great new film festival packed full of Myanmar content online for streaming right now. Hear all about it in this conversation with two organisers of the Burma Spring Benefit Film Festival: Jeanne Marie Hallacy, a film-maker and co-founder of Kirana Productions, and Kenneth Wong, author, translator and teacher...


May 25, 2021

What exactly is torture in Myanmar and how is it anti-political? Dr Nick Cheesman, Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change at the Australian National University, discusses his views on how to best understand torture, torturers and torture survivors with intellectual honesty. Nick has spent years reading...


Apr 16, 2021

Myanmar has a bunch of interesting movie theatres dotted across not only the major cities but also provincial towns and regions. Philip Jablon, Creator of the Southeast Asia Movie Theatre Project, a written and photographic archive of free-standing movie theatres, has carried out extensive research on this cinematic...


Apr 2, 2021

It is a dynamic time in Myanmar politics, with suffering on the streets and conflict at the highest levels - including over the very Constitution of the country. In this podcast Melissa Crouch, Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice at the University of New South Wales, discusses her book on the 2008 Constitution...