A violent crackdown on a peaceful protest in Myanmar last week has raised questions about how committed Burmese authorities are to real democratic reform. Reporter Becky Palmstrom visited the site of the protest over a copper mining project.
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.
Unconfirmed reports out of Myanmar, or Burma, say pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be released soon. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the head of the BBC's Burmese service, Tin Htar Swe.