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Sam McNeil

Sam McNeil is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Sam McNeil

On Lunar New Year, Chinese pray outside shut temples

By Sam McNeil — February 1, 2022
BEIJING (AP) — The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important annual holiday in China.

Myanmar military reverts to strategy of massacres, burnings

By Rishabh R. Jain, David Rising, and Sam McNeil — December 30, 2021
BANGKOK (AP) — When the young farmhand returned to his village in Myanmar, he found the still smoldering corpses in a circle in a burned-out hut, some with their limbs tied. The Myanmar military had stormed Done Taw at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7, he told the AP, with about 50 soldiers hunting people on […]

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook

By Sam McNeil and Victoria Milko — November 18, 2021
Three years ago, Facebook pledged to do better and developed several tools and policies to deal with hate speech. But the company still has problems detecting and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in Myanmar.
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