Around the world, Aung San Suu Kyi is seen as the symbol of the fight for freedom in Myanmar. But inside the country, she shares the spotlight with her father, who won independence from Britain but was felled by an assassin.
Now that the government of Myanmar is starting to open things up, it's an exciting time to for journalists there. But as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, journalists have still been imprisoned for what they write.
While Aung San Suu Kyi is out of prison and free to run in the upcoming elections in the country formerly known as Burma, there are still signs that there is more work to do. But many in Myanmar are just thrilled with the progress they've had so far.
Myanmar (Burma) is changing fast and that includes new opportunities for entrepreneurs. The World's Mary Kay Magistad met up with a Burmese-American and his Burmese partner who are trying to get an import business off the ground there.
As Myanmar moves ahead with a set of reforms that have included the release of political prisoners, the country's government is also opening up its media. In some cases they've ended pre-publication censorship entirely and in others they've greatly reduced the restrictions.
Officials and advocates say that Europe and the United States should use the seemingly successful Myanmar elections as a reason to justify a broad rollback of the sanctions that have been levied against the southeast Asian nation for decades.