post 26 February 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Burma's Rohingya suffering 'architecture of abuse' - report

No one gets to decide where they are born, but if people had the power to choose, no one would want to be a Rohingya from north-west Burma.

post 25 October 2013
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Aung San Suu Kyi: falling from grace

People are beginning to question the judgement of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's icon of democracy, and an interview she gave about the Rohingya will add to those doubts.

post 15 August 2013
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Thai officials under pressure over trafficking of Rohingya

Thailand's media is taking up the search for answers following an exclusive Channel 4 News report on the trafficking of Burmese refugees.

article 10 August 2013 World, Thailand
Thai authroities arrest suspected mastermind accused of trafficking Burmese migrants and selling them into slavery
Thai police arrest 'notorious' human trafficking leader

Thai authorities arrest and charge a suspected human trafficker, accused of masterminding the sale of hundreds of Burmese migrants into slavery aboard fishing boats.

article 08 August 2013 World, Thailand
Tarutao Island
John Sparks by Nightmare island where traffickers imprison Burma's Rohingya

Beaten, imprisoned and sold into slavery - Channel 4 News reveals the fate of Burma's Muslim Rohingya refugees, who flee conflict only to end up in the clutches of brutal human traffickers.

post 14 June 2013
Burma's Rohingyas: how journalism really can make a difference

Journalists are not universally admired, but as I found after making a film about the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims, what we do often pricks the consciences of the poweful.

article 31 May 2013 World, Thailand
John Sparks by Rohingya people crammed in filthy cages in Thailand

Channel 4 News gains access to a Thai detention centre where thousands of Muslim refugees who have fled religious persecution in Burma are being forced to live in squalid conditions.

post 31 May 2013
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog The plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims in a Thai camp

As Thailand struggles with an influx of Rohingya Muslims from Burma, John Sparks visits a camp where conditions are desperately over-crowded, with barely room to sit.

post 28 May 2013
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Burma: Rohingya Muslims restricted to two children

Aung San Suu Kyi has remained silent on the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims. With her criticism of "discrimination", is she now changing her tune?