Than Toe Aung faced years of discrimination and harassment as a Muslim in Myanmar. When he discovered the power of slam poetry, he decided to use it as a tool to speak out, unite and fight for justice.
Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. Their lawyers say courts lack proof of 'intent to harm.'
The Rohingya may be pushed even farther from home: banished to a remote island off the coast of Bangladesh. There are nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Officials there are planning to relocate many of them to this tiny island as soon as next year.
Around 2,200 refugees slated to return to Myanmar on Nov. 15 protested the move, saying none agreed to return if their demands for justice, citizenship and the ability to go back to their original villages and lands were not met.
Canadian legislators, in a symbolic move, on Thursday voted unanimously to strip Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority.
Demonstrators including high-school students gathered peacefully in the heart of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, held signs and chanted slogans denouncing the guilty verdict against the two journalists.
The UN's human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinehro just completed a five day fact-finding trip to Burma. The World's Jeb Sharp reports on what he could and could not discover about human rights conditions there.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with wildlife conservationist Alan Rabinowitz about his struggle to create a tiger reserve in Burma...home to the second largest tiger population in the world. His latest book is called "Life in the Valley of Death: The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold and Greed".
The World's Clark Boyd reports on governments that have found various ways to block citizens' access to internet sites; this web filtering is described in a new book, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering".
In the aftermath of the cyclone, many scientists believe that Myanmar's lack of mangroves, cut down for wood and to make way for shrimp farms and development, increased the impact of the cyclone and the loss of lives and damage of Burma's coastal regions.