Emily Fishbein

Emily Fishbein

Emily is a freelance journalist, mostly focusing on Kachin State, Myanmar.

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In Myanmar’s largest jade mining town, the semi-precious stone prized by Chinese costs more than money

Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, is the epicentre of a multibillion-dollar jade mining industry in which thousands risk their lives every day hoping to strike it big and earn their golden ticket out of poverty.

Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, is the epicentre of a multibillion-dollar jade mining industry in which thousands risk their lives every day hoping to strike it big and earn their golden ticket out of poverty.

In Myanmar’s largest jade mining town, the semi-precious stone prized by Chinese costs more than money
18 Aug 2020 - 1:03PM
No way out: the undocumented migrants caught between a rock and a hard place in Malaysia

Lockdown measures have left many undocumented migrants trapped by debt, unable to work, feed themselves or find a way home. Some have paid the ultimate price.

Lockdown measures have left many undocumented migrants trapped by debt, unable to work, feed themselves or find a way home. Some have paid the ultimate price.

No way out: the undocumented migrants caught between a rock and a hard place in Malaysia
19 Jul 2020 - 8:31AM
Life in coronavirus quarantine in a camp on the Myanmar-China border

Myanmar offered a three-month ceasefire to some ethnic armed organisations to jointly battle Covid-19. See pictures from one internally displaced person camp.

Myanmar offered a three-month ceasefire to some ethnic armed organisations to jointly battle Covid-19. See pictures from one internally displaced person camp.

Life in coronavirus quarantine in a camp on the Myanmar-China border
24 May 2020 - 11:03PM
Coronavirus: how Facebook clickbait fuels a perfect storm of fake news on China’s doorstep

High internet penetration and poor digital literacy provide fertile ground for wild claims and misinformation in Myanmar. Heard the one about onions being an antidote?

High internet penetration and poor digital literacy provide fertile ground for wild claims and misinformation in Myanmar. Heard the one about onions being an antidote?

Coronavirus: how Facebook clickbait fuels a perfect storm of fake news on China’s doorstep
15 Feb 2020 - 1:14PM
Chinese money, US human rights: in Myanmar’s Kachin State, a delicate balance

Far from the front lines of the US-China trade war, the resource-rich Kachin is the scene of a familiar struggle for influence between the two superpowers.

Far from the front lines of the US-China trade war, the resource-rich Kachin is the scene of a familiar struggle for influence between the two superpowers.

Chinese money, US human rights: in Myanmar’s Kachin State, a delicate balance
12 Aug 2020 - 3:58PM
In Myanmar, relationships between Buddhists, Christians and Muslims is taboo. For these couples, love found a way

Negative perceptions of mixed relationships are instilled in the Buddhist-majority country through schools and institutions. But for these three couples, love found a way.

Negative perceptions of mixed relationships are instilled in the Buddhist-majority country through schools and institutions. But for these three couples, love found a way.

In Myanmar, relationships between Buddhists, Christians and Muslims is taboo. For these couples, love found a way
22 Sep 2019 - 3:43PM