A draft of Burma’s highly-anticipated broadcasting law, which will pave the way for private enterprises including DVB to broadcast legally in the country for the first time, contains several troubling provisions that could restrict press freedom, media analysts have warned.
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As the 23rd ASEAN Summit draws to a close in Brunei, Burma’s president is handed the gavel and with it, the chairmanship.
The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government peace makers pledged to work together towards a nation-wide ceasefire on Thursday, marking the end of a three-day round of meetings in the state capital Myitkyina.
Kavi Chongkittavorn speaks to DVB about the challenges and opportunities that Burma faces as chair of ASEAN.
DVB Debate asks: are conditions right in Burma for refugees to return home?
Security has been beefed up and a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been lifted in the Ngapali beach zone although it still remains in place in the main Sandoway district.
A fresh round of peace talks kicked off in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina on Tuesday between the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and a Burmese government delegation.
The spires of Bagan have survived wars, earthquakes and centuries of tropical sun, but in recent years Burma’s ancient capital has faced a distinctly modern threat – scaffolding and cement.
Traditional lantern makers are going out of business as people flock to by factory-made lanterns ahead of Thadingyut festival.
Burma has crowned a Miss Universe contestant for the first time in over 50 years.