Burma

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    November 13, 2014  

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  • myanmar
    May 19, 2014  

    In the 1980s and ’90s, Kyaw Thu was one of Myanmar’s leading film stars, appearing in more than 200 movies. He was so popular that the military government cast him in several propaganda films. But when he turned down a role, it ended his acting career. Instead, he founded a service that provides funerals for those who can’t afford them. Jeffrey Brown tells the story of personal transformation. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2013  

    At the White House, President Barack Obama welcomed Myanmar President Thein Sein, the first Burmese leader to visit Washington in nearly five decades. Ray Suarez talks to Jennifer Quigley of the U.S. Campaign for Burma and Priscilla Clap, former chief of the U.S. mission in Myanmar, about reforms in that country. Continue reading

  • November 19, 2012  

    For nearly 50 years, Myanmar was ruled by military dictatorship. But the country’s leadership has made a rapid about-face in the last two years, pressing sweeping reforms transitioning towards democracy, reducing corruption and increasing transparency. Ray Suarez reports on President Obama’s historic trip to the country. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    After she was elected for the first time, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday hailed a “new era” in the country that imprisoned her for years. Her party won big in Sunday’s elections. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports from Rangoon. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    Catapulting from imprisonment to elected office, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday hailed a “new era” in the country, also known as Burma. Jeffrey Brown and The Asia Society’s Priscilla Clapp discuss what the opposition’s win, yet minority standing in Parliament, could mean for the country’s future. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012  

    Ahead of a landmark election in Myanmar, special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney report on the notoriously repressive country’s first steps toward greater freedoms for the press and political activism with a look at the inner workings and goals of the Eleven Media Group’s newsroom. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Kira Kay and Jason Maloney of the Bureau for International Reporting reported for the NewsHour on the changing political scene in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. View photos of an opposition political rally they attended. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney preview Sunday’s election in the once-secretive nation of Myanmar, a country long under military dictatorship where longtime prisoner and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi now runs for a vacant seat in Parliament with more — but not complete — political freedom. Continue reading

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