Burma’s Chin Tribe – tattooed young girls to make them ugly so they won’t be kidnapped

Inside Burma’s Chin tribe where women have spent a lifetime scarred by a barbaric tradition High in the mountains of Myanmar lives the Chin tribe whose women still bear the scars of a barbaric ancient tradition. When they were aged 12 to 14, these women had their faces tattooed in a painstaking process that took […]

In Myanmar, Newly Free Media Struggle to Turn a Profit

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s journalists celebrated this year when the government lifted a five-decade ban on private newspapers. But six months after a dozen dailies rushed into production, journalists who had withstood the wrath and cruelty of a military dictatorship are struggling against something much more mundane: market forces. Despite expectations of pent-up demand, publishers […]