Burma

Arts, Culture & Media

Harsh sentence for Burmese comedian

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.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese monk in exile

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.

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.

Environment

Burma's cyclone survivors help themselves

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

Environment

Foreign aid workers arrive in Burma

Foreign aid workers are starting to get into Myanmar (Burma) to help out in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with one of those workers, Tony Banbury of the UN's World Food Program.

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