The Myanmar Media and Society Project (M.MAS, a collaboration between the Programme on Modern Burmese Studies at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford and MIDO, the Myanmar ICT for Development Organization) was initially set up to do research into the narratives that justified violence and discrimination against Muslims. While conducting that research, we regularly heard accounts of “almost” riots, situations in which tensions between religious communities had come to a head and residents were worried that violence would result. However, local individuals and groups were seemingly able to de-escalate the situation and prevent large-scale violence.

Summarized conclusions on Tea Circle Oxford blog

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