Burma

  • 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

  • January 13, 2012  

    In other news Friday, there was new fallout from a video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Investigators have identified and interviewed the four enlisted Marines seen on the video, officials said. Also, a fresh outpouring of protesters filled cities across Syria. Continue reading

  • January 5, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, another wave of bombings struck in Iraq, killing at least 78 people. It was the second such coordinated attack since U.S. troops left the country last month. Also, the government of Myanmar announced that the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to run in upcoming elections. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2011  

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Southeast Asian nation of Burma on Thursday. Margaret Warner discusses the significance of the isolated country’s first visit by a U.S. secretary of state in 50 years with William Wan of The Washington Post, who’s traveling with Clinton. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2011  

    President Obama announced Friday that he’ll send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Asian nation of Myanmar, which has long been isolated from much of the world. Margret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2011  

    In an effort to warm relations between the U.S. and the Asian nation of Myanmar, President Obama announced he will send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton there next month. Margret Warner discusses the renewed ties with retired Foreign Service officer Priscilla Clapp and Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch. Continue reading

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