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"Inside News"
Formerly "Internally Displaced People News"...Some of these issues had a section in Karen but there is a problem with the fonts we have not yet resolved. "Inside News" also has a blog at http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com

Individual Documents

Title: "Inside News" Volume 5 Issue 4, January 2012
Date of publication: January 2012
Description/subject: BURMA - BRAVE NEW WORLD - How far will the reform goes?...Ethnic people need humanitarian law protection...KNU delegation table 11 keys points at peace-talks...Karen People Say...Give Peace a Chance...KNU wants a transparent peace process...CEASEFIRE: KNU wants to hear expert advice and Karen voices on ‘peacetalks’...Peace hopes real, but Karen remain wary...Reform is impotent while Burma lacks basic healthcare...Burma Army out of step with government reforms...Dam to destroy Karen villages...Karen leader jailed for 17-years...A barren promise of reform – rural communities still abused in Burma...Villagers pay the price...BURMA REFORM: human right violations continue in ethnic areas: Extortion; Forced labor; Land Confiscation; Arbitrary arrest and torture...Returning home is still a dream
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (4.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2012


Title: "Inside News" March 2010
Date of publication: March 2010
Description/subject: Little good can be expected from this regime... Burma’s free and fair election — just a rumor?... 2010 Election: Voter registration starts [ Villagers have no experience of elections. They do not know how to vote or what is the right way to vote.]... Burma’s Bleak Election Plans...ELECTION: What they say about the election...Leave us alone! I wanted to live in my own country...We don't have options, we have to defend ourselves!...Burma Army attacks and burns villages - The soldiers burnt houses and displaced over 1,000 villagers...Border Guard Force a cause of concern for ethnic armies...DKBA soldiers burning, looting and stealing...Women’s group pleads to Thai Government to let Karen refugees stay..." If their farms are landmined, how are they going to survive "...Burma Army destroy village life
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 May 2010


Title: "Inside News" October 2009 - Volume 4 Issue 3
Date of publication: October 2009
Description/subject: EDITORIAL: "Regime grows fat as the people starve"...CRIME: Crimes in Karen State ["“If I join the DKBA, I will be helping them fight my own Karen people."]...TORTURE: "DKBA Makes Civilians pay"...DISPLACEMENT: "Uncertain Lives"...FOOD SECURITY: Food Shortage in Mu Traw - ["We cook rice porridge with bamboo shoots, we can’t afford nutritious food."]...EXTORTION: "DKBA: High Taxes and Extortion - “They came to my house and pointed their guns at me, they demanded all my food and alcohol worth 2700 baht,” says Saw Wah."...ATTACK: "Attacks in Ler Doh Soe Township Megui-Tavoy District"...RAPE: "Systematic Rape of KarenWomen Continue Unpunished"...EDUCATION: "Giving Karen Woman a Chance The Karen Women’s Organization has started a special school to train young Karen women’s to be community leaders."...LOGGING: "TIMBER FOR SALE!"... "Hoping for a better future"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 February 2010


Title: "Inside News" June 2009 - Volume 4 Issue 2
Date of publication: June 2009
Description/subject: COVER: "They bombed our home"..."I thought I would be safe"...EDITORIAL: "Road map to nowhere"...DISPLACEMENT: "Caught in a hard place" (Burmese and DKBA soldiers attacked unarmed villagers in the Htee Baw Dai area in early June 2009. The attacks forced 3556 villagers across the border into Thailand. Inside News journalist, Eray, reports from the conflict zone.)...“I don’t want to fight for them…”...“I’m worried…”...DOOPLAYA DISTRICT: Army makes it hard TO earn a living...BUSINESS: DKBA scare away Thai investors...EXTORTION: Militia robs the people...HUMAN RIGHTS: "DKBA tortured villagers"..."Shoot on sight"...OVERVIEW: "Karen struggle kept busy assisting displaced communities"...TOUNGOO DISTRICT: "Regime policies are destructive"...NYAUNGLEBIN DISTRICT: "Burmese army act like bandits: destroy farms, steal animals and villagers' property"...NEWS BRIEFS: "They steal our lands"; "Forced recruitment"...FOOD SECURITY: "Food crisis in Karen State"...EDUCATION: "Educating Naw Wan"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Alternate URLs: http://newsinside.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/vol-4-issue21.pdf
http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com
Date of entry/update: 20 January 2010


Title: "Inside News" March 2009 - Volume 4 Issue 1
Date of publication: March 2009
Description/subject: COVER STORY: Cyclone Nargis - One year on: "Cyclone Nargis - winds of destruction"...REPORT: "Regime abuses relief efforts".....ARTICLES: "Phan Foundation finds a worthy winner" ["The Phan Foundation, set up to honour the life and work of assassinated Karen National Union (KNU) leader Pado Mahn Sha Lah Phan has awarded $2,000 to Naw Paw K' Blah Htoo for her work..."]..."Why I joined the revolution"..."Dance to victory"..."Thai Foreign Minister meets KNU leaders to discuss peace"...Aung San Suu Kyi faces jail sentence"...House of tears: "....we are not allowed to tend our fields or crops."..."Burmese army attack village"..."We want work"....QUOTE: "What Karen people say about Karen Revolution"...Our choice! Are we going to accept the regime and the military rule forever?..........HEALTH: Malaria on the increase...Preventing diarrhea.....What cost freedom?
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://newsinside.wordpress.com/2009-volums/vol-4-issue-1/'>http://newsinside.wordpress.com/2009-volums/vol-4-issue-1/
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Date of entry/update: 21 August 2009


Title: "Inside News" December 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 4
Date of publication: December 2008
Description/subject: BURMA LANDMINE ISSUE 2009: UN Security Council - act now!...Understand us...KNU LANDMINE POLICY...Mine incidents rise...Landmine deaths double...Pizza-oven helps mine victims walk...Worried about mines, but who will feed us?...How to help -- when there's no doctor...Ranger's deliver aid...No place to call home...Landmines show no mercy...Once were enemies...More attacks - more landmines...Uncle Maw Keh offers hope to landmine victims...Burma's Killing Fields...Lucky to be alive...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com/ ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" July-September 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 3
Date of publication: September 2008
Description/subject: EDITORIAL: Karen unity needed like never before...IDPs SITUATION: Villager face manmade and natural disaster... Increase attacks in central Karen State...Villagers Forced to Flee DKBA with Nothing...Living on the run in the jungle...VIEW POINT: Endless suffering...SPECIAL FEATURE: Burma: Rule by repression...Short story...HEALTH: The only health worker in village...Clinic of hope: Villagers isolated from health care... Malaria: A debilitating disease...HUMAN RIGHT: Village headman tortured...Summary of Human right violations...BACK PAGE STORY: Proud to serve
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com/ ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" April-June 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 2
Date of publication: June 2008
Description/subject: Burma: Cyclone...They did nothing!...Burma's rice bowl destroyed...Naw Eh Weh's had enough ["...Naw Eh Weh, 50, from the Irrawaddy Delta, says she first heard about the storm from the radio that there was a possible cyclone on its way, but there was no need to be concerned. Naw Eh Weh's village is far from the sea, she describes what happen...'Before the cyclone, the authorities came to our village and ordered us on May 10 to vote 'yes' for their constitution. After Cyclone Nargis, they don't think how to help us, but they kept warning us to go and vote.' Naw Eh Weh said she this harassment to vote was the final straw. "I don't want to continue to live in Burma any more, so I left my village and fled to the Thai border with my two sons..."]...Lack of care leads to health crisis ["...It is almost two months since the Cyclone Nargis destroyed parts of Burma, yet the military regime's refusal to allow aid workers in and their ineptness has meant humanitarian relief has not reached all of the affected areas..."]...A survivor's story..."I lost everything I love...My children were very cute. It hurt me that I couldn't find their bodies. I was only away from my family to make money for them, but now they are lost forever"...Speaking out is a crime.....Big Losses of a life...We don't have a choice...UN - it's time to act (again)...KNU vows to fight on...Forced to vote...Regime claims referendum vote a success...Regime punish no voters...Working for the people: ["Back pack health worker, Saw Shwe Htun Kyaw, 25, dreams of the day he can build a long-term clinic for Karen villagers."...]
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com/ ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2009


Title: "Inside News" January-March 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 1
Date of publication: March 2008
Description/subject: No trust in regime's vote [in the referendum on the SPDC's constitution]...This constitution is not for the people It secures power for the military regime We don't want it...Burma's vote to nowhere...No freedom, no pay [forced labour, human minesweepers etc.]...Getting to safety (forced relocation]...Life is hard [internal displacement, refugees]...Life on the run [internal displacement, food insecurity]...It's not home, but it's safer [internal displacement, refugees]...No time to work for the family [forced labour, food insecurity]...Karen Leader - was murdered ["Pado Mahn Sha, 65, leader of the Karen National Union, Burma's largest armed opposition group, was assassinated in his Mae Sot home on Valentine's Day. In a recent interview with journalist Phil Thornton*, he discussed plots to kill him and his hopes for the Karen..."]...They treat us like slaves [military occupation, landmines, extortion, detention, torture...]...A mother's courage [military oppression, refugees]...Crimes against the people [Saw Lah Soe, a CIDKP Mine Risk Educator, has just returned from Karen State after an three month stay. He witnessed the Burmese Army attacking villages. He reports for Inside News...landmines, human minesweepers, military oppression, forced labour, extortion...] ...Soldiers make me sick ["...In late 2007, Naw Oo Shwe, from Thay Ba Htee village decided she couldn't take anymore of Burmese army soldiers raiding her village. "The soldiers located their base close to our village and stopped us from working. When we heard them coming, we ran. We feared they would shoot us." Naw Oo Shwe said if soldiers stayed in the village, they could not go back until they left. "We hid in the jungle until they left. Sometimes, it took up to a month before we could go home." Naw Oo Shwe says it was worst when the soldiers arrived at the village without warning. "If they see villagers running, they'd shoot at us. Sometimes people were killed and injured. We had no time to grab food."..."]...They can't stop me learning ["Saw Hser Gay, 14, wants to learn. But the Burmese army burnt and destroyed his school and village. His family took refuge in the jungle. Saw Hser Gay was determined to continue his studies. To do so he had no choice but to leave his parents and come to Ei Tu Hta Camp located on the Burmese side of the Salween River. He says it was hard to leave his family...]...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (1,7MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com/ ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2009


Title: "Inside News" October-December 2007 - Volume 2 Issue 13
Date of publication: December 2007
Description/subject: Burma: Forced Labor...EDITORIAL: Take them to court...Our future is bleak...Rights groups slam junta...No way home...They don't even like - the dogs barking! [...They ordered us to kill every dog in our village, to stop the dogs barking and alerting us when the soldiers enter the village.]...Burma"We had to sweep for mines�"I"...A Soldiers Tale...Old soldiers never die...We have no choice
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" July-August 2007 - Volume 2 Issue 11
Date of publication: August 2007
Description/subject: Dam it and we all suffer!...Plans to dam the mighty Salween River will bring devastation to tens of thousands of villagers who depend on its water to live. The Salween River is more than a romantic illusion for activists and environmentalists, as claimed by investors in the dam projects. Villagers depend on it for its rich and unique eco-system. Karen people have nurtured the river for centuries. They know what to do when it naturally floods, what to grow in the dry season and how long the river's tides last. They understand where and when to fish and when to be wary of its dangerous currents and twists. Now, all this is in jeopardy. Southeast Asia's longest free-flowing river is now at risk from Burma's military regime and their Chinese and Thai investors who plan to choke the life out of the Salween with their dams...The activists --- Karen River Watch...The Living River...The Teacher...The Farmer...The Health Worker...The Soldier...The Villagers...The Shopkeeper...Erasing the Legacy of Generations...Salween Dams Threaten Lives, Heritage of Ethnic Villagers... "We don't want a dam!"..."We do what we can..."...Mining and Logging Destroy Village Life...Guerrilla Farming...Trees Out --- Mines In...Dam Lies...Why damming the Salween is a crime...Sinking the Salween's Boatsmen
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" January-March 2007 - Volume 2 Issue 10
Date of publication: March 2007
Description/subject: SPECIAL ISSUE ON LANDMINES:- Burma's Landmine Tragedy...EDITORIAL: Landmines have no friends...Human mine sweepers...Beaten, starved and forced through mine fields...Explosive Nightmares...Reducing the risk of landmine injury...Beware landmines!...Avoid the following places...KNU landmine policy...Landmine Monitor Report 2006...Where's there no doctor — treating a landmine victim...Soldiers destroy village life...Landmines — a chronic emergency...Mines are deadly!...Landmines are never safe...Villagers used to clear mines...Clear Path offers help...Landmines — everyone suffers
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" November-December 2006 - Volume 2, Issue 9
Date of publication: December 2006
Description/subject: "Burma's health disaster...".....EDITORIAL: Time to get tough with Burma's military regime.....EDUCATION: School gives hope.....HEALTH: Burma regime is a health risk!...Clinic gives hope...Keep Clean it could save your life!...Prevention is the best cure... CHILD HEALTH: Pregnancy is not an illness...MALARIA: Malaria Kills...INFECTIONS: Worms plague children...Stop worm infections By Doctor Vit....Pregnant mum loses baby but vows to fight on....Dengue Fever.....BACKPACK MEDICS: Eastern Burma now a health disaster......WATER: Water gives life.....RESISTING: Soldiers terrify villagers ["We hide in the jungle until the soldiers leave..."].....DISPLACEMENT: Walk of fear turns to hope.....FORCED LABOUR: Villagers forced to build Burmese army camps...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (3.13MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" June-August 2006 - Volume 2 issue 8
Date of publication: August 2006
Description/subject: "Burnt from our land..."...EDITORIAL: Resisting the regime.....EDUCATION: Burmese army has Karen schools in its sights.....FORCED RELOCATION: Resisting the enemy.....LANDMINES: Landmines have no friends.....RESISTING: Life on the run.....CEASEFIRE: Mission to Destroy.....FORCED LABOUR: New rules --- same old orders.....HUMAN RIGHTS: Walk of fear..."We want justice!"...PROFILE.....HAVE YOUR SAY: What the people say.....REFUGEES: Report calls for increased aid to Burma.....HEALTH: Caring for the people.....Burma: U.N. Must Act to End Attacks on Karen.....UPDATES: Never rains, but floods...Burmese Army Baby Killers Return to Papun...Protest against the regime.....FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Protecting the people.....Don't let our music die
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (794K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" January-March 2006 - Volume 2, Issue 7
Date of publication: March 2006
Description/subject: EDUCATION: Regime deny Karen health and education.....HEALTH: The health costs of a sick government.....PROFILE: Soldier, Medic sets an example.....FORCED RELOCATION: Born to run...Villagers forced out by soldiers...Living with the enemy...They burned our village...Never too old to learn.....IN MY OWN WORDS: My story.....REVOLUTION DAY: Dance of life...United we stand divided we fall!.....RESISTING: Resisting the regime...Burma Army tortures villagers...Heart Trouble.....EDUCATION: School of Dreams.....FOOD SECURITY: Uncertain futures......FORCED LABOUR: Ceasefire doesn't stop abuses...Burmese soldiers use Karen villagers as disposable labour.....FREEDOM FIGHTERS: What price freedom?...Freedom Fighter.....New ginnings [profile]
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" October-November 2005 - Volume 2 issue 6
Date of publication: November 2005
Description/subject: Orders to Kill...Born to learn...Clinic cuts to the heart...RIVER REPORT: Salween River Traders...Pollution kills Salween fish [Salween fish are dying in their thousands - villagers are concerned about plans to dam their river] ...HEALTH COLUMN: Stopping worm infections...EYE CLINIC: Seeing is believing.....OPINION: Regime's actions speak loud and clear.....SPECIAL FEATURE - RICE: Burma's rice bowl now a begging bowl.....CEASFIRE: Ceasefire joke!.....HEALTH: Brave heart battles on.....EDUCATION: Teachers plan to do better.....SPECIAL REPORT: Hope built on fake projects [A special Inside News report from Doo Pla Ya District looks at Burmese Army development projects in Karen State].....SCHOOL REPORT: Rice shortage forces teachers out.....RURAL ISSUES: Rat attack!.....Kho-Kay's floating houses [The villagers of Hko -Kay and Paw Ka have developed an unique method of outwitting the Burmese army and maintaining some stability in their lives.]
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (829K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" June-August 2005 - Vol. 2, Issue 5
Date of publication: August 2005
Description/subject: LANDMINES: Burma's deadly crop!: Mahn Sha spells out KNU mine policy... The killing goes on!... The regime that eats it's own...Death of a Union Man...Augustine has no complaints [profile]...The Clinic with no borders [special report on Mae Tao Clinic]...Border Clinic delivers for mothers...Army target's clinic...Burmese army — enemy of the people...Trained to rob, rape and burn!...Burmese army strikes Karen gold!...We need help, not bullets...Villagers resist attacks...The hard road to Kawthoolei...All we need is peace!
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (786K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" April-May 2005 - Vol. 2, Issue 4
Date of publication: June 2005
Description/subject: "Ceasefire is killing us"...We cannot go back...Burmese army smash New Year promise...Military makes the people pay...My people need healthcare...Village blacksmith hammers his point..."I want to go home, but..."...Karen children displaced by Burmese army have no security...Burmese soldiers force villagers out...CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS: Burmese army dishonour ceasefire agreements...HUMAN RIGHTS: Actions speak louder than ceasefire words...Soldiers spoil Karen New Year party
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (859K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" January-February 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 3
Date of publication: February 2005
Description/subject: Jungle Medicine - Burma: no health care, but plenty of drugs...Hope lives in a hard place..."Army steals our sweat, our crops and now our land"...Soldiers, jungle, mosquitoes can't kill student's hopes...Ceasefire delivers forced conscription and drugs but no peace...Why should we do their work? [profile]...Villagers build hope out of ashes...Ceasefire activates Burmese soldiers and DKBA...Rats pig-out on rice harvest...Army's scorched earth policy destroys Karen village life...Ceasefire doesn't stop abuses...They're not soldiers, they're thieves!...We need school, teachers and education
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (841K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Inside News" April 2004 - Volume 2, Issue 2
Date of publication: April 2004
Description/subject: "THIS LAND IS OUR LAND!"...Human rights won't be won by silence!...Burmese soldiers destroy Karen villages...The sound of silence is welcome... Our babies are born to suffer...Mother finds hope in Law Thi Hta...Teacher builds school of hope...Our children are our future...Lets us grow our food...Resettlement still a distant dream...Win Soe pays deadly price for food [landmine victim]...Killing, looting, burning all in a days work for Burmese soldiers...Different people, one village...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (944K)
Alternate URLs: http://newsinside.wordpress.com/previous-volume/2004-volumes/issue-2/
http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009


Title: "Internally Displaced People News" January 2004 - Vol. 2, Issue 1
Date of publication: January 2004
Description/subject: Uncertain futures...CEASEFIRE TALK BUT IDP's STILL SUFFERING...Beatings, killings and torture all in a days work...Burmese Army teaches students cruel lesson.....Health: Pregnant mother tired of running...Burnt Boy Finds Hope...Hard work, no pay, no choice!...Burma - land without rights...SPDC soldiers rape, torture, force labour, rob and burn villages!...Karen villagers used as slaves...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP)
Format/size: pdf (572K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com ("Inside News" blog)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009