Aung San Suu Kyi is not only the daughter of Aung San, a beloved figure who secured Burma’s independence from Britain, but she's also an icon in her own right. Biographer Peter Popham talks about her rise to prominence and her political future.
Residents of Myanmar are welcoming President Barack Obama during his second diplomatic visit to the nation also known as Burma. While the country has taken modest steps toward ending military rule, activists like Zin Mar Aung, worry that Obama's trip might legitimize the slow pace of reform.
Whatever else you do while you're in Myanmar, be sure to save time for wandering around downtown Yangon. You might see a nat house, a shrine that's home to diverse universe of spirits worshiped in Myanmar.
August 8 marks the 25th anniversary of a peaceful "people power" uprising in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Christopher Gunness, who was a BBC reporter in Burma in 1988.
In Myanmar, there are hard truths that keep people here poor. It's difficult to reach schools and hospitals. And even with micro-finance programs, it's hard to build up farms. So is Myanmar's drastic political changes having any effect?
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the head of the international aid organization "Goal,ï¿½ the group is still pressing the military rulers of Myanmar to lift all restrictions on foreign aid workers who can assist the survivors of Cyclone Nargis.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Lake Inya, a scenic lake in Yangon, Myanmar, where Burmese authorities took an American into custody after he swam across the lake. He's suspected of trying to enter the compound of the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Tin Htar Swe, head of the BBC's Burmese service.
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.
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 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.
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.
More than 10,000 refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into China amidst fighting between the Burmese military and a Chinese ethnic group. China is telling Myanmar's military government to deal with conflict. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
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.