Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mark Canning, the British ambassador to Myanmar, also known as Burma. The ambassador was one of the few outside observers allowed to witness the current trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the new charges brought by the military government of Myanmar against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She faces a new trial just as her current house arrest was about to end. The new charges stem from a bizarre incident last week when an American man swam across a lake to Suu Kyi's house.
Thailand is accused of forcing some Burmese refugees out to sea and abandoning them. The refugees are Rohingya, a Muslim ethinic group in Myuanmar. Anchor Marco Werman learns more from Rohingya activist Abdur Rauf.
Anchor Marco Werman gives an update on the Burmese comedian known as Zarganar. He had criticized Myanmar's military government and been active in the country's pro-democracy movement. Today, the comedian was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
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.
Marco Werman speaks with U Gawsita, one of the monks who took part in last year's uprising against the government of Myanmar. 12 months later, he's living in a boarding house in Utica, New York as a political refugee.
There were dire predictions for the fate of Myanmar's cyclone survivors after the military government there kept out international aid, but it appears that the situation for the survivors may not be as bad as originally feared
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.
Burma's ruling military government was ill-prepared to handle the aftermath of this weekend's cyclone and some critics of the government now wonder whether the disaster has shaken the generals' grip on power
A US citizen named Kyaw Zaw Lwin has been in prison in Myanmarï¿½also known as Burmaï¿½for 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.
Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an update from Burma from a BBC reporter who has made his way to Rangoon: He describes a country that is struggling to address the widespread death and destruction caused by a cyclone this weekend
Myanmar's military government told the UN Secretary General today it would allow all foreign aid workers into the country to help the victims of the cyclone, but observers note Myanmar's leaders haven't always kept their promises to the UN
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.
The World's Katy Clark reports on the dire situation in Burma following last weekend's cyclone where international aid has begun arriving but some aid groups are still complaining that the government is dragging its heels
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Paul Risley, the UN World Food Program's spokesman for Asia, about continuing efforts to get aid to devastated parts of Myanmar (Burma) in the wake of the deadly cyclone there.