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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 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.

article 07 November 2010 World, Burma
Burma poll closes amid criticism and indifference

Burma's first general election for 20 years has ended with critics dismissing the vote, in which two military-backed parties competed unopposed, as neither free nor fair.

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 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 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 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 27 October 2012 World, Burma
Satellite images raise concerns for Burma Muslims

A human rights group expresses concern for the safety of thousands of Muslims in Burma after revealing satellite images of a once-thriving coastal community reduced to ashes after a week of violence.

article 26 June 2012 World
Refugees 'should go back to Burma'

Refugees fleeing for their lives from persecution and violence in Burma will continue to be turned away from Bangladesh to protect diplomatic relations, a Bangladeshi diplomat tells Channel 4 News.