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Myanmar junta delays announcement of 2010 election date

Q & A

Myanmar junta delays announcement of 2010 election date

Myanmar has announced elections will take place in fall 2010, but no exact date has been set. The country has been ruled by a military junta since 1962. Worldfocus spoke to Professor David Williams for more on the significance of the events.

Posted: February 26, 2010 14:55   Comments: 5
Worldfocus Radio: Burmese Political Change

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Burmese Political Change

Myanmar is on President Obama's list of countries deserving of direct diplomatic engagement. Many observers are hopeful that the Southeast Asian nation of 48 million people will respond to U.S. overtures and will hold a free and fair election in fall 2010. Joshua of Burma VJ and Suzanne DiMaggio join Martin Savidge to discuss political change in Burma.

Posted: February 17, 2010 12:19   Comments: 3
Documentary tells story of Burma’s undercover journalists

In the Newsroom

Documentary tells story of Burma’s undercover journalists

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about an Oscar-nominated documentary which follows the undercover reporters of Burma who put their lives at risk to defy government censorship.

Posted: February 4, 2010 13:39   Comments: 4
A night on the town with Burmese karaoke girls

Perspectives

A night on the town with Burmese karaoke girls

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from Myanmar, writes about the urban Burmese social scene. He describes Yangoon's "karaoke girls"-- young women from poor families who make a living offering affectionate company for the evening.

Posted: January 26, 2010 16:50   Comments: 6
Top 10 Worldfocus Perspectives of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Perspectives of 2009

Worldfocus presents the year's highlights from our online "Perspectives" section, which features the work of regular contributors to the broadcast and website. Read their most compelling personal accounts and commentary from 2009, touching on subjects ranging from the seemingly-endless war in eastern Congo to pop culture in North Korea.

Posted: December 29, 2009 17:07   Comments: 0
Burmese people suffer brunt of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

Perspectives

Burmese people suffer brunt of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

In recent months, U.S. policy on the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar has been shifting toward greater engagement. Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from Myanmar and is of Burmese descent, argues that ineffective U.S. sanctions have mainly caused suffering for the Burmese people.

Posted: December 17, 2009 15:03   Comments: 18
Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

Perspectives

Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from a trip to Yangon and Naypyidaw, writes about how Myanmar is preparing for elections next year in accordance with its new constitution. Myanmar's ruling junta has placed strict limits on the elections, but they may offer a chance for limited civilian participation.

Posted: December 8, 2009 11:07   Comments: 6
Outsiders wonder why Myanmar built brand new capital

Perspectives

Outsiders wonder why Myanmar built brand new capital

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, a research fellow at Georgetown University, recently traveled to Myanmar to research Burmese law, culture and religion. He writes about his experiences in Naypyidaw. Five years ago the Burmese military junta decided to move Myanmar’s capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw, meaning "city of kings."

Posted: November 30, 2009 16:03   Comments: 7
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

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Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Q&A: Detainee tells of squalor, beatings in Malaysian camp

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Q&A: Detainee tells of squalor, beatings in Malaysian camp

Worldfocus speaks with "David," a Burmese refugee who was recently released from a Malaysian detention camp. The camps are severely overcrowded, and conditions are reportedly wretched, with limited or no access to clean water, medical treatment and food.

Posted: August 25, 2009 14:13   Comments: 4
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