December 23, 2010

Burma – Protected from the World

Burma rarely makes international headlines. Everybody knows Aung San Suu Kyi and the fact that she has been under house arrest, but how much more do we know about Burma? Alexander Horstmann, a German researcher who monitors the situation of Burmese refugees, visited Tallinn in late October. The Burmese elections, held in November, were widely dismissed as a sham. After the elections, the junta surprised the world by releasing Aung San Suu Kyi. In an interview with Iivi Anna Masso, Alexander Horstmann and anthropologist Karin Dean talk about what is going on in Burma.

Burma rarely makes international headlines. Everybody knows Aung San Suu Kyi and the fact that she has been under house arrest, but how much more do we know about Burma? Alexander Horstmann, a German researcher who monitors the situation of Burmese refugees, visited Tallinn in late October. The Burmese elections, held in November, were widely dismissed as a sham. After the elections, the junta surprised the world by releasing Aung San Suu Kyi. In an interview with Iivi Anna Masso, Alexander Horstmann and anthropologist Karin Dean talk about what is going on in Burma.

    
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