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News in Review - November 2017 The Rohingya Crisis: Is this Ethnic Cleansing?

The Rohingya people have been described as the most persecuted minority in the world. They are an ethnic group of about one million who have lived for centuries in Myanmar – formerly Burma. They are not considered citizens and many are of the Muslim faith. In the summer of 2017 hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled their homes, headed for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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The National Karen Refugees: Fleeing Burma's Forgotten War

In recent years, Canada has accepted 2,000 Karen people in to the country. The Karen make up about seven percent of the population of Myanmar, formally known as Burma, and for decades they've been fighting what's called the Forgotten War with the Burmese military. Patrick Brown introduces us to a Karen woman and her family as they leave behind a ...
  • 2006
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2012 Burma and the Great Awakening

For 50 years the Southeast Asian country of Burma was ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. But now the generals have loosened their iron grip and democracy is slowly making a comeback. In this News in Review story we look at those democratic reforms and what they mean for the people who live there.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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