Economic development and “trust-building” were two key topics of a DVB Business Debate held earlier this year in Thandwe, Rakhine State, where panelists discussed the fraught inter-communal dynamics still bedeviling the state.
In this episode aired on 27 August, DVB Debate takes up the contentious issues surrounding political and inter-religious dynamics in Arakan State, and discusses why the state’s problems have so captured the international community’s attention.
In this DVB Debate, our panelists trade views on the merits of the Telecommunication Law’s 66(d) defamation provision, and offer their advice to lawmakers weighing changes to the controversial legislation.
A new politically charged generation has the chance to vote for the first time. What will be the issues in their minds as they go to the polls?
On this special episode of DVB Debate, the panel discusses Burma’s role in the regional migrant crisis.
In this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel questions the government’s motives for annulling white cards, and ponders what is next for former holders within the persecuted Rohingya minority.
On 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept through southern Burma, killing 140,000 people. Seven years after the worst natural disaster in Burma’s history, DVB Debate asks: ‘How would Burma manage another natural disaster?’
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel asks whether the police use of civilian thugs to put down protests can be legally justified.
Exactly four years have passed since Thein Sein’s reformist government was sworn in. But has Naypyidaw lived up to its promise of democratisation?
This week’s DVB Debate comes at a time when Sino-Burmese relations are under the microscope.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel discusses the impact that mobile technology has had on Burmese society since the sudden and widespread introduction of cheap SIM cards and smartphones.
Aung San was famed as a solider and a politician. Many current Burmese leaders wish to emulate the man, but is it possible to be a civilian leader in Burma?
Burma is undergoing a period of mass urbanisation. Can Rangoon and Mandalay handle the influx of people?
As students continue protests across the country, DVB Debate examines the National Education Law.
Millions of Burmese households remain in the dark, with only one third having access to regular electricity. More dams will mean more electricity, but where will it flow?
DVB Debate’s first all-female panel dissect the elements in Burmese law and society which contribute to the problem of sexual violence and gender discrimination.
Are ethnic voices being heard?
On this episode of DVB Debate, a panel of ethnic leaders and political analysts discuss the future of federalism in Burma.