In the first of a two-part special on war crimes, DVB Debate discusses the military’s use of child soldiers.
Panellists on DVB discuss corruption in the drug industry and ask how known drug lords have been able to operate without arrest.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether it is too late to save Burma’s rich cultural heritage, which has suffered decades of neglect.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss potential pitfalls that can arise from a reliance on foreign aid.
DVB Debate discusses why forced labour and trafficking in Burma are so widespread and debate how to end modern slavery in the country.
Dangerous chemicals have found their way into many food products in Burma. DVB Debate discusses how a lack of regulation in the food industry has affected the standard of food in the country today.
On this week’s DVB Debate panellists discuss whether Burma is ready to take the ASEAN chairmanship, and if the country will benefit from being part of the ASEAN community.
As the media industry enjoys newfound freedom following the lifting of censorship, Burmese celebrities have more opportunities to engage with topical issues and voice their opinions to their fans. DVB Debate discusses the growing influence of Burmese celebrities.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether the government is trying to remain in control of the press by invoking current laws that actually stop journalists from doing their jobs.
DVB Debate’s panel discusses land rights issues and why so many victims of land confiscation have still not been compensated.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss the proposed interfaith marriage law, which is now being considered by parliament, and recognition of LGBT rights.
DVB Debate discusses the effects the ban on raw timber exports will have on the timber industry and how effective it will be in tackling deforestation.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether the nationwide ceasefire, which officially commences on 30 march, will be used to legitimise discrimination.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss Burma is ready for the onslaught of tourists predicted this year, and raise concerns about high hotel prices and limited accommodation.
DVB Debate discusses transparency in the peace process.
DVB Debate teams up with DVB’s Youth Voice to discuss what changes the youth of Burma would like to see from their country’s development.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss constitutional reform and the future role of the military in Burma.
DVB Debate discusses whether an ethnically diverse country like Burma can really have one unified national identity.
This week’s DVB Debate discusses the challenges that stand in the way of the country’s new business innovators.
This week, DVB Debate discusses how to end corruption in Burma’s legal system.
Burma’s economy is now growing in the wake of drastic political reforms but more than a quarter of the population remains under the poverty line. DVB debate discusses how Burma can break this cycle of poverty.
The second season of DVB Debate begins with a discussion about whether there should be more separation between religion and the state. On the panel: writer Ye Naing Moe, politician Yan Kyaw and U Sein Win Aung, Treasurer of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda.
In the final episode of the season, DVB Debate discusses how to end religious violence.
Now just a few weeks until the opening ceremony, opinions diverge whether or not Burma has prepared well enough for hosting the SEA Games. Expectations of gold medals are high, as is pressure on the athletes.
Even though the growth index is positive in Burma, the country’s economy is still driven by entrepreneurs who have connections to those in power. A recent World Bank report warned that conditions were ripe for high inflation. The latest DVB Debate discussed measures to tackle the Burmese economy.
This week’s DVB Debate raises the issue of public health care in Burma.
The increasing number of cars in Burma is causing severe traffic jams and congestion. Now experts are trying to find a solution to the traffic problem, which also addresses the environmental situation.
For 60 years the world’s longest civil war has ravaged Burma, but with a nationwide ceasefire on the cards, DVB Debate asks: will there be peace this year?