Jessica Mudditt's Blog
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- Hidden identities - the policing of sex work in Myanmar 4 days ago Harsh, outdated laws and police corruption are hindering efforts to safely regulate Myanmar’s commercial sex industry.
- High risk and no reward for the "in-betweens" of Burma's sex industry 5 days ago No data exists about the number of women who work in the “grey area” of Burma's sex industry, such as karaoke lounges and massage parlours. Yet even the most casual of observers cannot fail to notice the multitude of neon signs advertising “KTV” in virtually every metropolitan area across...
- Window to the past - 19th century Burma in pictures 2 weeks ago Rare images of 19th century Burma pique the interest of young and old at Yangon Heritage Trust
- Push to decriminalize sex work in Myanmar, but stigma remains 3 weeks ago Despite a decreasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers, health workers say the stigma associated with prostitution and the harsh laws against it are undermining sex workers’ access to HIV-related services in Myanmar.
- Fed up: the campaign for safer street food in Myanmar 3 weeks ago Myanmar Restaurants Association is taking on the task of improving street food hygiene – one vendor at a time.
ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Myanmar Silver Award!
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Website Reviews » There are 28 reviews on Jessica Mudditt's Blog
07:23 AM November 28, 2012
Jessica's blog should be the winner because she has the best news, opinion and life & style pieces out of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Amid media censorship and government crackdowns, it's hard to be as on the ball with news and real opinion as Jessica is. The blog is constantly updated and adheres to international publication standard quality, and she utilizes social media and modern blogging tools well. Never a snooze fest; always an enlightening joy.
07:58 AM November 28, 2012
Jessica has traveled to some of the least-traveled regions in the world, where life is both difficult and frustrating for those who live there, and even for the intrepid traveler. With her expert story-telling skills and journalistic background, she gives the reader a sense of being there and an insight into what's really going on in places like Myanmar, Iran, Bangladesh, Palestine and Tibet. Seriously misunderstood places need more attention, and that's exactly what Jessica achieves in her entries.
13:16 PM November 28, 2012
Most travel blogs are dull and badly written. Jessica's, however, exhibit good research and a flair for writing. Her Burmese pieces are capturing Myanmar's mood of change very well.
07:06 AM November 29, 2012
Awesome blogging.. perfect blend of every sphere of life.
07:51 AM November 29, 2012
I love reading this blog. Jessica's writing is often laced with the good humor required when reporting on difficult and challenging issues. Jessica's extensive travels in countries off the usual tourist trail has opened my eyes to the possibilities offered when one has an open mind and an adventurous spirit. Her stories are informative, engaging and demonstrate her obvious passion for good journalism.. A big enthusiastic thumbs up!
08:11 AM November 29, 2012
I have been reading Jessica's blog since 2010 and it has been a wonderful experience and a great pleasure ever since. She uses her keen sense of observation to analyse a situation and makes the reader think. As a journalist she already inherits the precious art of story-telling in a clear and concise manner, which puts her writing on a higher level than the other bloggers I have seen here. I can see that her blog is put under Myanmar section, but her stories and features from all around the world - countries like Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, Israel - probably makes her blog eligible to contest in so many other categories available. The stories that she had churned out during her short stay in Myanmar are amazing - both in terms of quality and number. In this historic transitional point in Myanmar her blog gives the readers exactly what they are looking for - no exaggeration but facts, properly sourced regular great stories with clean and clear writing, no jumble of words. I think her stories are "of the people, from the people and for the people," to echo Honest Abe! Another key aspect of her blog is the degree of variety that she presents in her stories - political analysis, human interest stories, travel pieces, hard news, features and so much more. I have no doubt that her blog is the one that should win the Expats in Myanmar Blog Award - she thoroughly deserves it.
08:51 AM November 29, 2012
I wish jessica should be the winner in this event for her thoughtfull pieces of writting . I think she is doing great. Her constructive thoughts related with practical experience of real life stories expressed in simple understandable way. Wish her best of luck.
08:54 AM November 29, 2012
A real insight into fascinating - and sometimes challanging - parts of the World. Jessica has a rigor that not all bloggers demonstrate. But also clearly a love of people, exploring the world and sharing. Oh, and great photos too.
12:14 PM November 29, 2012
'This is Burma and it is unlike any land you know about'. Rudyard Kipling Trying to rediscover Myanmar, Thanks Jesssica, great blogging.
18:52 PM December 02, 2012
It's basically just a very cool combo of themes of obvious importance spiced with surprising and refreshing angles that altogether mean that I have become a slave of Jess' blog. Could you ask for more than a curious and highly competent journalist on the spot when trying to understand the mechanics of this wonderful country?
19:19 PM December 02, 2012
Jessica is not your average expat writer. She doesn't just ponder something simple that happened during a typical day; she tackles the bigger issues of politics and history, society and economics, as they affect everyone within the country. I love her clear, honest style and turn to her blog for journalistic stories that I rarely see elsewhere in the blogosphere.
12:26 PM December 03, 2012
If someone gives me some options among some blogs to choose, I would love to go with Jessica's one. Her write up says the genuine message and she really deserves the best as she is extremely dedicated to go to the deep into any problems, the people and the lives behind surface! I wish you Good luck!
09:44 AM December 04, 2012
Normally i don't read many blogs because some of the blogs are very confusing and the designs are not very great. But this blog makes me so attractive because the blog looks so simple that i can read all the time and I love reading all of your stories here. All of the stories that you have written are very interesting. As I'm Burmese, I prefer to read more stories from foreigners. Please keep blogging.
07:51 AM December 06, 2012
I am one of Jessica's audience.I love her stories and like reading the Burmese stories in her blog.Especially " Burma or Myanmar will the US make the switch?" and " Yangon first animal refuge" stories are my favorite.I congratulate Jurassic and she can write Burmese stores. Jessica,I hope more stories to read in your blog .keep going.
07:56 AM December 07, 2012
I love Jessica's blog. Always insightful and interesting reading. Keep up the great work.
08:54 AM December 07, 2012
I really like this blog as an expat living in Myanmar/Yangon. It provides a really interesting and broad perspective to life here and not just the one that I live. Especially as it's not related to the much more mundane "what's on" or "where to get" type information that I keep having to bare electronically here. For me it's great to see the human and political aspects of this amazing country and for me this is what makes this blog stand out.
08:54 AM December 07, 2012
Mudditt's blog, like Mudditt herself, is fabulous.
09:28 AM December 07, 2012
Always good to catch up with what Jeska's up to!!
13:22 PM December 07, 2012
The best part of her blogs for me is the pictorial travel diaries that she publishes.
14:45 PM December 07, 2012
Jessica Muddit's blog is simply fabulous. I love reading it
16:19 PM December 07, 2012
Jessica's blog is a window on the world; an invaluable travelogue. She writes with passion, insight and conscience. Like the best travel writing you're inspired to visit these countries and share in those experiences. A great read and a valuable resource.
17:00 PM December 07, 2012
Jessica Mudditt is one of my good friends and former colleagues in Bangladesh. I sometimes visit her blog. Not as a friend or ex-colleague, as a human being I can tell neutrally that her writings are very very good. Her writing skill is really appreciable as she knows how to use appropriate words. When I read her features, it seems to me that she has her extraordinary ability to contain the other people's feelings and to express those things in a proper way. I mostly like her articles based on humanity. Yes, she has her own quality to feel the people plunged into miseries. Trust me, visit her blog and read her articles. Once she wrote a feature on the life of a rickshaw-puller in Dhaka city that I like most. Munir was the name of the rickshaw-puller, who was hailing from Khulna district in Bangladesh. He was educated and knew English. Jessica focused Munir's life, miseries and dreams. Not only this, but her some other stories are full of emotion that can make people shed tears, I think. I sometimes about to get emotional! Really! No doubt, her blog should win any contest.
02:04 AM December 08, 2012
Love this blog. Always insightful, even-handed, well researched and well written. The entries stay with me long after I've read them; there's always plenty of food for thought.
04:29 AM December 08, 2012
When I left the Uk & found my way to Australia I always did my best to give my family a realistic picture of where I was, what I was doing & all that I was enjoying but I am sure, I was never close to Jessica's picture of her travels set out on her blog. We feel we have shared her experiences, good or bad, easy or hard, fun or scary, almost as if we travelled with her
05:11 AM December 08, 2012
09:22 AM December 08, 2012
great blog packed with useful info for travellers you won t find anywhere else and beautiful pictures. it tackles all sort of subjects ranging from politics to every day life and makes for fascinating reading. keep up the good work!
09:09 AM December 09, 2012
Jessica's blog is fantastic. It's a great journalistic read. I loved her post about whether you should call the country where we're living Myanmar or Burma. Her posts are provocative and I enjoy reading them. :)
18:07 PM December 24, 2012
I really love reading Jessica's blog bcoz of her naturally cool writing.yet its so entertaining nd includes deep thoughts at d same tym.