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Myanmar Protest Event Dataset

The “Myanmar Protest Event Dataset” aims at collecting data from protest events in Myanmar (the former Burma), which allows pursuing various research projects. The dataset contents are derived from the most visible forms of assembly (demonstrations, protest marches, and labor strikes) and were collected with a protest event analysis. In this dataset, English online newspaper articles of “The Irrawaddy” between February 4, 2011 (the inauguration of President Thein Sein) and December 31, 2014 (to be continued) were utilized as the primary media source (N=185). The coding basis of variables was set by the code scheme of the, in its approach similar, research project “Prodat” conducted at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). In the special transition context of Myanmar, additional variables had to be added (see code sheet). The 114 variables range from information on the actual moment of the protest event to the aftermath (e.g., legal consequences for protesters, successful claims, ...). The dataset was originally created for a research project, which assesses Myanmar's political transition (see for publications).

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Civil and political rights
  • Civil society
  • Freedom of association
  • Freedom of expression
  • Livelihood rights
  • English
  • Burmese
Use limitations The data is maintained at the site listed above. Access must be granted by the administrator before downloading the dataset. The resource links takes you to the source page, please follow the instructions.
Dataset reference date July 4, 2018
Temporal extent's start date February 4, 2011
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2011
  • Myanmar
Positional Accuracy The primary media source was thoroughly crosschecked with the English language versions of The Myanmar Times and The Global New Light of Myanmar.
Logical Consistency There are no known issues with logical consistencies.
Completeness The current dataset is complete for the stated temporal range.
Process Step Updates to the Myanmar Protest Event Dataset are released in full versions and separated by distinct episodes.
Lineage http://www2.irrawaddy.com
Responsible party Andy Buschmann is the author and administrator of the data. His personal website is the primary sources of information about gaining access to the data as well as his personal contact information.
Attributes 1. Data basis 2. Protest basis 3. Mobilization 4. Participants 5. Problem / Issue / Topic 6. Context of the event 6.1. Direct context 6.1.I. Intimidation / Pressure 6.1.II. Violence 6.1.III Charges 6.2. Mediate Context 6.3. Long-dated context 6.3.I. Claims succeeded 6.3.II. Court cases 6.3.III. Investigation after a crackdown
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright To be determined
Version 1.1
Keywords protest
Date uploaded November 19, 2018, 05:41 (UTC)
Date modified November 5, 2019, 14:00 (UTC)