Articles by Tina Burrett

  • Slapped down

    The rich and powerful are using ruinous lawsuits to target journalists and activists who hold them to account. Tina Burrett explores the threat.
  • A woman with a child, fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, speaks with a volunteer as she browses for basic necessities and clothes at the Humanitarian Aid Headquarters in Perechyn, Ukraine, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Hudak

    The volunteers shouldering Ukraine’s humanitarian response

    Mutual aid networks in Ukraine have stepped up to support those in need across the country, writes Tina Burrett.
  • a man wearing a mask is arressted by 2 police officers

    Russians say: ‘Stop the war!’

    Tina Burrett speaks to the people taking to the streets of Russia to protest the invasion of Ukraine.
  • Two girls by the roadside near Kazarman. TIM DIRVEN/PANOS

    Kyrgyzstan: at a glance

    Tina Burrett on Central Asia’s only electoral democracy.
  • Pressure on Putin

    Putin piles on the political pressure in Russia.
  • Unbowed: Koza Press editor-in-chief Irina  Slavina’s children lead her funeral procession,  Nizhny Novgorod, 6 October 2020.  MIKHAIL SOLUNIN/TASS/ALAMY

    Not toeing the Kremlin’s line

    Regional media is holding its own against the ‘official version’ put out by the nationals. Could it be a harbinger for change, asks Tina Burrett.
  • The abandoned remains of a forklift overgrown with trees, next to a destroyed beachfront house in Futaba, Fukushima. Credit: C.E.J. Simons.Credit: C.E.J. Simons.

    Fukushima communities are building a sustainable future

    Ten years on from the devastating nuclear disaster, citizens are working together to show that nuclear power and fossil fuels are not the only way. Tina Burrett visits the red zone.
  • Myanmar citizens hold placards in front of the United Nations building during the demonstration. Protesters gathered in front of the United Nations building to protest against the military coup and demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar's military detained State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on February 01, 2021 and declared a state of emergency while seizing the power in the country for a year after losing the election against the National League for Democracy (NLD). (Photo by Chaiwat S

    Why the coup is bad news for Myanmar’s ethnic minorities

    Despite significant ongoing problems, life has changed for many minority communities since the military last ruled. Now those gains risk being lost, says Tina Burrett.
  • Japan’s firewall against populism

    Despite populism being rife everywhere else, Japan has refused to succumb. Are there lessons to be learned? asks Tina Burrett.
  • Life after Putin

    The struggle to define Russia’s future is under way but those hoping for a more progressive post-Putin Russia shouldn’t hold their breath, writes Tina Burrett.
  • Japan's pacifism in peril, again

    Hawkish Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to tinker with Japan’s pacifist constitution – but peace activists are organizing to thwart him, writes Tina Burrett.
  • Forest bathing

    Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.
  • Minorities report

    Burma’s elections this November will be closely contested - but will the country’s ethnic minorities finally be heard? Tina Burrett reports.
  • Country profile: Burma

    In less than five years, Burma has undergone widespread change. We explore its transformation in this month's 'Country Profile'.
  • Japan must say no to nuclear!

    Despite the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government seems wedded to its nuclear vision. Outspoken politician Kono Taro has other ideas, as he explains to Tina Burrett.