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Myanmar Emerges: We Never Agree (VIDEO)

During five decades of military dictatorship in Myanmar, dissident speech was a crime punishable by long years in prison. In response, defiant, highly literate political dissidents turned to the arts to express their opposition. 

Myanmar Emerges: Resource Righteousness (VIDEO)

Resource Righteousness follows 38-year-old farmer Yee Yee Win, whose land lies at the edge of the Wanbao copper mine. After a violent crackdown on protesters last November, Yee Yee Win decided to sue Myanmar’s president, U Thein Sein. In a country with a human rights record like Myanmar, the fact that Ye Ye Win is not in jail shows progress. But, she says, not nearly enough.

Myanmar Emerges: Dreams to Dust (VIDEO)

Dreams to Dust follows 15-year-old Ko Ko Aung, who lives on the fringes of Myanmar's largest copper mine. Ko Ko Aung wanted to be a doctor, but was forced to drop out of school to help his family make ends meet. He now scrapes together a living forging copper from earth he steals from the mine.

Myanmar Emerges: Poisoned Hope (VIDEO)

Myanmar Emerges is a year-long GlobalPost investigation into challenges facing Myanmar's nascent democracy. Part One of the series, The People vs. The Power, examines the battle between villagers and a Myanmar and Chinese government-backed mining company they say is stealing their land and ruining the environment. On November 29, 2012, the Myanmar government responded to a peaceful protest by firing smoke grenades with white phosphorus munitions. More than 100 monks and civilians were burned, some as young as 16 years old. Poisoned Hope looks at the ongoing protest, and the damage it's done to the reputation of nobel peace prize laureate Aun San Suu Kyi.
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