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article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi: 'The Lady' of Burma

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has been released from house arrest in Burma, or Myanmar. Channel 4 News looks at her rise to lead National League for Democracy (NLD).

article 13 April 2012 World, Burma
Cameron backs suspension of Burma sanctions

David Cameron calls for a suspension of economic sanctions against Burma and invites Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the UK, but Channel 4 News hears there are still reasons for businesses to be cautious.

article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Burma frees Aung San Suu Kyi

Euphoria ripples through Burma as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is released. The generals, who rule by fear, will be running scared says our foreign correspondent Jonathan Miller.

article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi is free: what next for Burma?

Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest today, after a total of 15 years and 20 days in detention. What next? Author and human rights activist Benedict Rogers reports.

article 20 August 2012 World, Burma
Burma ends decades of media censorship

Burma's civilian government, which has been easing restrictions on press freedom since last year, announces it is to abolish censorship of the country's media.

article 23 April 2012 World, Burma
Burma parliament boycott over oath

Aung San Suu Kyi and her newly elected colleagues in the National League for Democracy are boycotting the opening of the Burmese parliament in protest at the oath of office.

article 19 November 2012 World, Burma
Barack Obama in historic Burma visit

Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit Burma, in a six-hour trip that acknowledged the country's steps towards democratic change.

article 13 January 2012 World, Burma
Political prisoners freed in major Burma amnesty

As hundreds of political dissidents, politicians and journalists are freed in Burma, one analyst tells Channel 4 News the acid test for the country will be whether it allows free and fair elections.

article 25 June 2012 World, Burma
Dangerous waters for Burma's Rohingya minority

As Burma's rulers claim the country is embracing democracy, Asia correspondent John Sparks reports on the perilous attempts of native Rohingya people to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

article 22 April 2013 World, Burma
Burma authorities accused of 'ethnic cleansing'

As a human rights group accuses the Burmese authorities of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, the EU lifts its sanctions against Burma.