Long before Burma’s government allowed private dailies to publish this year, journalists defied their military rulers 25 years ago with a month of unprecedented reporting.
A centuries-old sculptors’ enclave is a major tourist draw, but some worry that it may be a declining facet of the ancient city’s cultural heritage.
A busy schedule has prolonged production, but Burmese filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi says the Lady is getting personal in interviews for his documentary.
At an art gallery in Rangoon, androgynous paintings of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi reflect on Burma’s changing leadership.
A crumbling house scheduled for demolition is reinvented as a temporary art space for two months, featuring experimental works by Burmese and international artists.
At a boarding school in Burma’s commercial capital, a monk offers shelter and free education to young people from the country’s volatile ethnic regions.
Coffee is the latest angle on Burma’s “emerging market,” but an age-old fondness for tea and economic factors may limit its reach for now.
With his rivals dispatched and predecessor Ne Win under house arrest, Snr-Gen Than Shwe is free to enjoy the pleasures of absolute power.
Than Shwe’s position as dictator of Burma becomes undeniable as his rivals fall by the wayside and even Ne Win is placed under arrest.
Than Shwe consolidates power while infighting between senor military figures sees Khin Nyunt’s position become increasingly precarious.
A trip through several border towns in northern Thailand reveals that drugs are an open secret–and a lucrative trade–in the region.
The deteriorating health of SLORC Chairman Saw Maung and a successful campaign against ethnic insurgents sees Ne Win install Than Shwe as junta chief.
Burma’s deteriorating economic situation leads to a growth in student activism and Ne Win to order yet another military coup.
Ne Win’s paranoia opens the door for the understated and stealthy Than Shwe to assume power in the shadows.
Tin Oo feels Ne Win’s wrath as the dictator’s paranoia takes hold, leaving the door open for a new generation of loyal generals.
Burma’s infamous military intelligence comes to the fore under the guidance of junta “number one-and-a-half” Tin Oo.
Even though Thailand’s overall birthrate is dropping, teen births are on the rise.
Gen Ne Win cements his position ruling Burma while Than Shwe rises up the ranks in the background.
Burma’s brutal dictator Ne Win was a product of the first struggle for independence and the era of communist and socialist ideology.
Residents of Thailand’s southernmost provinces, struggling with their own homegrown insurgency, receive hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Burma’s Arakan State with open arms.