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The staff and publishers of the Monywa Gazette use census data to put local concerns into the public debate and onto the decision makers’ agenda.

25 September 2017

Local newspaper uses census data to rally against deforestation

Monywa, Myanmar – In the wake of media reforms in Myanmar, the weekly newspaper Monywa Gazette is one of the many small local start-ups. The political and economic transition in Myanmar has paved way for scores of new private media outlets both nationally and locally. These play a crucial role in a society that is on route

Journalists throughout the country are trained to produce fact-based news stories using the census data.

19 September 2017

Ethnic media trained to use census data for fact-based reporting

Nan Hnin Thet Wai Khaing became a reporter when she joined the Voice of Shanni Journal in September last year.  Based in city of Mandalay, Hnin reached out to the contacts in other towns through telephone, Viber and Facebook messenger. “Modern communications technology makes our work much easier, and faster. You can text

Data from the UNFPA supported census helps journalist students write evidence-based news stories focused on issues crucial to the development of the country.

8 September 2017

Journalism students learn to mine census data for a treasure trove of stories

YANGON, Myanmar – For decades, the lack of accurate and credible data has been an Achilles’ heel for journalists in Myanmar.  With the scarcity of data sources, Myanmar journalists found it hard to reinforce their news stories with fact based evidence. There is a government run central statistics office that keeps nationwide

28 August 2017

Census report: People with disability trapped in vicious circle of poverty and exclusion

YANGON, Myanmar — A new census report reveals that poverty and disability in Myanmar are intertwined in a vicious circle where both factors reinforce each other. There are twice as many people with disability in the poorest 20 percent of the population compared to the richest 20 percent. The findings come from the 2014 Myanmar

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