Jade and the Generals
As Myanmar gears up for national peace talks, our new film reveals how the jade riches of Kachin State are helping to incentivise and fuel deadly armed conflict.
A photographic journey into Myanmar’s famed jade mines and the links to the military and ethnic armed conflict which has engulfed the country for decades.
Jade: Myanmar's "Big State Secret"
As Myanmar's historic election approaches, our report reveals a secret jade trade worth up to US$31 billion, and controlled by military elites and drug lords.
Lords of Jade
How Southeast Asia’s biggest drug lord used shell companies to become a jade kingpin
The Shell Starts To Crack?
Real owners of Myanmar’s oil and gas blocks come forward.
What Future for Rubber Production in Myanmar?
Myanmar is the latest target for the rubber industry, but instead of the government promoting much-needed investment in small-holder rubber farmers, private companies have been given priority to buy up large swathes of land for plantations.
Can China be an agent of stability in northern Myanmar?
As Myanmar wraps up its latest round of national peace talks in Naypyidaw, China has once again played an instrumental role behind the scenes.
Global Witness condemns sentencing of two Myanmar journalists
The decision of a Myanmar court to sentence two Reuters’ journalists to seven years in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act represents a pre-determined outcome to a sham trial, that is having a chilling impact on civil society and press freedom in the country