Burma

Conflict & Justice

Burma activist returns to US home

A US-Burmese democracy activist was arrested last fall when he tried to enter Myanmar. He spent five months in prison before being released two weeks ago. Kyaw Zaw Lwin is now back at his home in Washington. Reporter Bruce Wallace pays him a visit.

Conflict & Justice

US citizen jailed in Burma

A US citizen named Kyaw Zaw Lwin has been in prison in Myanmar�also known as Burma�for nearly two months. Recently he went back and was arrested. Reporter Bruce Wallace speaks with his fiancee, Wa Wa Kyaw, to find out the latest in the case.

Global Politics

US senator in Myanmar

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Brian Joseph of the National Endowment for Democracy, about Senator James Webb's trip to Myanmar. The visit follows the Burmese government's sentencing of opposition Aung San Suu Kyi to another 18 months of detention.

Conflict & Justice

Myanmar trial update

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the trial of Aung Sung Suu Kyi. The Burmese opposition leader is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest. The prosecution wrapped up its case today.

Aid arrives in southern Burma

Some international aid is starting to make its way to those in need in southern Burma but it's more than a week since the cyclone struck the region; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Joe Lowry, spokesman for the Red Cross in Burma.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese protesters sentenced

A Burmese court today handed down jail sentences to several activists involved in last year's pro-democracy protests. Fourteen of the protesters were sentenced to 65 years in prison. Others got sentences of 6 months to 24 years.

Science, Tech & Environment

Cyclone aftermath

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with a BBC reporter in Rangoon about the aftermath of the cyclone and the relief efforts there, as hundreds of thousands of people in the region are still without shelter, ten days after the disaster.

Arts, Culture & Media

Burma and Rambo

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Ja So, a member of the Overseas Burmese Patriots Group in Singapore about the group's recent screening of the latest Rambo movie in which John Rambo is pitted against the repressive Burmese military

Global Politics

Burma aid effort

Jack Chance reports from the Thai town of Mae Sot, which has become a hub for aid agencies trying to get into Burma; the government is allowing shipments of food and supplies, but barring aid workers from entering the country to assist with distribution.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Andrea Smardon reports that in spite of government censorship in Myanmar, hip hop has become popular among young Burmese. It's also given some of them a political voice.

Conflict & Justice

Burma and the Olympics

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Simon Long, Asia editor for The Economist, about the possibility that close relations between China and Burma could become the focus of protests ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese youth speak

Burmese youth have launched their first television current affairs program. The program, called Youth Speak, is produced by an exile station, and broadcast via satellite from Thailand.

Aid arrives in southern Burma

Some international aid is starting to make its way to those in need in southern Burma but it's more than a week since the cyclone struck the region; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Joe Lowry, spokesman for the Red Cross in Burma.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese protesters sentenced

A Burmese court today handed down jail sentences to several activists involved in last year's pro-democracy protests. Fourteen of the protesters were sentenced to 65 years in prison. Others got sentences of 6 months to 24 years.

Science, Tech & Environment

Cyclone aftermath

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with a BBC reporter in Rangoon about the aftermath of the cyclone and the relief efforts there, as hundreds of thousands of people in the region are still without shelter, ten days after the disaster.

Arts, Culture & Media

Burma and Rambo

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Ja So, a member of the Overseas Burmese Patriots Group in Singapore about the group's recent screening of the latest Rambo movie in which John Rambo is pitted against the repressive Burmese military

Global Politics

Burma aid effort

Jack Chance reports from the Thai town of Mae Sot, which has become a hub for aid agencies trying to get into Burma; the government is allowing shipments of food and supplies, but barring aid workers from entering the country to assist with distribution.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Andrea Smardon reports that in spite of government censorship in Myanmar, hip hop has become popular among young Burmese. It's also given some of them a political voice.