In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]
ReligionLink offers resources for covering the ongoing crisis over the Rohingya people.
David Scott Mathieson is a senior researcher in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch. He is an expert on Burma/Myanmar and the Rohingya. Contact via Emma Daly, HRW’s communications director.
Greg Constantine is an American photographer currently based in Southeast Asia. He has spent years documenting the plight of the Rohingya, visiting them at refugee camps and following them on their migration. His work can be seen in Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya, a book and website of his work.
The Sentinel Project, based in Toronto, works on early warning systems to prevent genocide. Its project Hatebase was built to help government agencies, NGOs, research organizations and other philanthropic individuals and groups use hate speech as a predictor for regional violence. The Sentinel Project focuses on these issues in Myanmar (Burma), Iran, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Sri […]
The Dangerous Speech Project works to prevent violence by diminishing the harmful effects of inflammatory public speech without harming freedom of expression. The project’s focus countries include Canada, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and the U.S. Contact Susan Benesch.
Michael Pan is project director at Myanmar News Lab, an information platform launched by Internews to enhance the information environment around peace and conflict issues in Myanmar.
Matt Schissler is an adviser to the civil society group Paung Ku, a member organization of the Panzagar anti-hate speech campaign in Myanmar.
Nay Phone Latt is a Myanmar blogger and activist based in Yangon. He co-founded the local anti-hate speech campaign Panzagar.