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.
In the first of a two-part special on war crimes, DVB Debate discusses the military’s use of child soldiers.
Panellists on DVB discuss corruption in the drug industry and ask how known drug lords have been able to operate without arrest.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether it is too late to save Burma’s rich cultural heritage, which has suffered decades of neglect.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss potential pitfalls that can arise from a reliance on foreign aid.
DVB Debate discusses why forced labour and trafficking in Burma are so widespread and debate how to end modern slavery in the country.
Dangerous chemicals have found their way into many food products in Burma. DVB Debate discusses how a lack of regulation in the food industry has affected the standard of food in the country today.
On this week’s DVB Debate panellists discuss whether Burma is ready to take the ASEAN chairmanship, and if the country will benefit from being part of the ASEAN community.
As the media industry enjoys newfound freedom following the lifting of censorship, Burmese celebrities have more opportunities to engage with topical issues and voice their opinions to their fans. DVB Debate discusses the growing influence of Burmese celebrities.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether the government is trying to remain in control of the press by invoking current laws that actually stop journalists from doing their jobs.