Foreign expatriates are descending on Burma in droves encouraged by the lifting of sanctions and business opportunities that no longer seem possible in the West.
The recent Arakan conflict has put the predicament of the stateless Rohingya back in the international spotlight just as a new photo-book explores their fraught history.
Reporters and editors are suddenly enjoying remarkable press freedom in Burma as the nominally civilian government launches a rapid succession of reforms.
Asia’s more than one million ethnic Rohingya Muslims are considered by rights groups to be among the most persecuted people on earth.
Low-caste migrant villagers living in one of India’s fast-growing metropolises survive by sorting through mountains of refuse in search of recyclable materials.
Two new short films explore the issues surrounding the return of Burmese refugees who have lived in camps by the Thai border for more than two decades.
Funding cuts are hurting many NGOs at the Thai-Burmese border, and Dr Cynthia’s Mae Tao Clinic has not been spared.
N Hkawng Pa acts as an overspill facility for the refugee communities of Kachin State but escalating fighting has pushed the camp to peak capacity.
Burma’s historic former capital remains the heart of the nation and will continue to be hugely influential despite new external pressures.
Pipeline projects in blackout-ravaged Burma offer little hope of improved living standards for those that live in their wake.
A group of musicians hits Rangoon teashops for a weekly fundraising gig to help the thousands of civilians victimized by the war in Kachin State.
The newly refurbished General Aung San Museum in Rangoon offers visitors an insight into Burma’s independence hero and father of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
A former Mon political prisoner has been greeted as a hero upon his return home and has vowed to continue fighting for greater autonomy.
Young Burmese living in the Thai border town of Mae Sot launch a small magazine with a big ambition: to give a new generation a voice in their country’s future.
“Ban That Scene!” makes a daring mockery of Burma’s dreaded film censorship board whose members are cast as comical guardians of a tyrannical state’s idealized image of itself.
The Burmese army’s relentless offensive in Kachin State is about control over natural resources, say KIA soldiers fighting on the front lines.
The Moustache Brothers have managed to eke out a living performing to foreign tourists despite a nationwide ban due to their biting satire of government policies.
Celebrations outside the National League for Democracy headquarters continue well into the night as the party marks a stunning victory in Sunday’s by-elections.