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.
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A general election set for November could cap off five years of historic reform for Burma, but has disastrous flooding drowned Burma’s hopes for democracy?
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss how to protect the millions of migrant labourers who leave Burma in search of work.
Panellists on DVB Debate question whether the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act is being used to persecute activists.
In the second of a two-part special on war crimes, panellists on DVB Debate discuss the systematic use of rape by the Burmese army.
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.