WorldViews: Burma


Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The powerful stories behind the six best news photos of 2013

World Press Photo announced their winners for photos of the year. Here’s what they say.

By Max Fisher  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bulgaria, Burma, Djibouti, India, Philippines, South Africa

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Today is the 25th anniversary of the most important uprising you've never heard of

The "four eights" pro-democracy movement in Burma changed the course of the country and set it on its path toward finally opening.

By Max Fisher  |  06:40 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/21/2013

'I am proud to be called a radical Buddhist': More Burmese embracing anti-Muslim violence

The rapidly growing movement professes sectarian violence that bears little resemblance to the Buddhism of the Dalai Lama.

By Max Fisher  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma, Religion

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Stunning before-and-after satellite photos show sectarian devastation in Burma

Anti-Muslim violence in the city of Meiktila, undisturbed for days by the military, wiped entire communities off the map.

By Max Fisher  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 03/12/2013

How former Burmese political prisoner Win Tin survived 20 years in jail

The journalist and co-founder of Burma's National League for Democracy spent most of his incarceration in solitary confinement.

By Simon Denyer  |  11:19 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Video: the al-Jazeera documentary that Burma's government publicly condemned

The 50-minute video, embedded here, chronicles the plight of a Muslim minority in the country.

By Max Fisher  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Burma by skateboard: A short film from a unique perspective

Three filmmakers visited the country at a precious moment before its opening.

By Max Fisher  |  03:33 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Obama's message for North Korea in visiting Burma: Let's make up

Pyongyang, however, might not be able or willing to follow Burma's example of reform and opening.

By Max Fisher  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma, North Korea, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Why it's such a big deal that Obama said Myanmar' rather than Burma

The subtle but significant move is a concession to the government, but does it risk bestowing too much legitimacy on a regime with a long record of abuses?

By Max Fisher  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burma, Diplomacy, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Burma gunpowder warehouse blast kills 17, injures scores (video)

A fire and a massive explosion at state warehouses in Burma’s main city of rangoon on Thursday left 17 people dead and injured more than 100.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Burma, Yangon, fire

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Hillary Clinton in Burma: kisses for Suu Kyi, handshake for the president

Clinton traveled to Suu Kyi’s home Friday, where warm greetings stood in stark contrast to the secretary’s earlier meetings with Burma’s oppressive leader.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Burma, Hillary Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi