Ethnic communities across Burma are raising their voices to strongly oppose plans by the Burma government and the global hydropower industry to build large dams that threaten to destroy their lives and livelihoods.
A new documentary from DVB examines efforts to save one of Asia’s last freely flowing rivers from the potentially devastating impact of planned mega-dams.
Millions of Burmese households remain in the dark, with only one third having access to regular electricity. More dams will mean more electricity, but where will it flow?
Karen villagers are again in limbo on the Thai-Burmese border, having fled conflict in eastern Burma.
Nov 23, 2009 (DVB), Burmese and Thai activists today urged both the Thai premier and a regional human rights body to cancel plans for a dam on the Salween river[…]
Aug 5, 2009 (DVB), The construction of the unfinished Tasang dam in eastern Burma has already forced around 15,000 people into refugee camps in neighbouring Thailand, according to a report[…]
JJ KimJuly 28, 2009 (DVB), Intense militarization of Burma's river areas is a byproduct of the government's near obsession with hydropower, for which the only benefits will be felt by[…]