Burma has a new civilian government, but the military remains a powerful player in the country’s politics. Our panelists discuss how and when this can be expected to change.
On DVB Debate’s National Election Debate, senior members from across the political spectrum met at the Inya Lake Hotel in Rangoon on 4 November to champion their policies ahead of the 8 November general election.
A new politically charged generation has the chance to vote for the first time. What will be the issues in their minds as they go to the polls?
On this special episode of DVB Debate, the panel discusses Burma’s role in the regional migrant crisis.
In this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel questions the government’s motives for annulling white cards, and ponders what is next for former holders within the persecuted Rohingya minority.
On 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept through southern Burma, killing 140,000 people. Seven years after the worst natural disaster in Burma’s history, DVB Debate asks: ‘How would Burma manage another natural disaster?’
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel asks whether the police use of civilian thugs to put down protests can be legally justified.
Exactly four years have passed since Thein Sein’s reformist government was sworn in. But has Naypyidaw lived up to its promise of democratisation?
This week’s DVB Debate comes at a time when Sino-Burmese relations are under the microscope.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel discusses the impact that mobile technology has had on Burmese society since the sudden and widespread introduction of cheap SIM cards and smartphones.
Aung San was famed as a solider and a politician. Many current Burmese leaders wish to emulate the man, but is it possible to be a civilian leader in Burma?
Burma is undergoing a period of mass urbanisation. Can Rangoon and Mandalay handle the influx of people?
As students continue protests across the country, DVB Debate examines the National Education Law.
Millions of Burmese households remain in the dark, with only one third having access to regular electricity. More dams will mean more electricity, but where will it flow?
DVB Debate’s first all-female panel dissect the elements in Burmese law and society which contribute to the problem of sexual violence and gender discrimination.
Are ethnic voices being heard?
On this episode of DVB Debate, a panel of ethnic leaders and political analysts discuss the future of federalism in Burma.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss how to protect the millions of migrant labourers who leave Burma in search of work.
Panellists on DVB Debate question whether the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act is being used to persecute activists.
In the second of a two-part special on war crimes, panellists on DVB Debate discuss the systematic use of rape by the Burmese army.