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Today on Your Call: What would real reform look like in Burma?

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On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the state of the opposition movement inside Burma, where elections are taking place on April 1. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi recently gave her first campaign speech, saying the reform process has yet to deliver democratic gains. It's been almost five years since the massive uprising in Burma. What do you want to know about the struggle for democracy there? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Bo Kyi, former political prisoner and international human rights activist from Burma

Jeanne Hallacy, human rights journalist and director of 'Into the Current' 

Cheery Zahau, Chin activist from Burma who now lives in Thailand, founder of Women's League of Chinland

Resources:

Film: Into the Current

Global Exchange: Film Event: Into the Current - Burma's Political Prisoners

BBC: Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi makes landmark campaign speech

Trust.org: Burma: New Law on Demonstrations Falls Short

Facebook: Into the Current

 

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.