Posts Tagged ‘burma

11
Aug
09

Has the world failed Aung San Suu Kyi?

suu kyi“There was an outcry when the trial started, now those fine words must now be turned into practical action,” said Zoya Phana a refugee from Burma now living in the UK.

“The soft diplomacy of the UN and Asian countries has failed. A global arms embargo is the most effective way of showing this military dictatorship that it can no longer defy the international community.”

And according to the blog ,Moses Onlus in English, a global arms embargo is how the world needs to respond to the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi. Continue reading ‘Has the world failed Aung San Suu Kyi?’

21
May
08

On Air: How best to take care of the children after a natural disaster ?

Have a look at this ; “tips on how to adopt a quake orphan” from the China Daily.  And this, from AP, on the new orphanages being set up in Burma for some of the estimated half a million children who need help.

Continue reading ‘On Air: How best to take care of the children after a natural disaster ?’

12
May
08

On air: Is is time to get aid into Burma – with or without permission?

We’re off air now. But you can still email your viewpoint to worldhaveyoursay@bbc.co.uk or leave your comment on this very blog.

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There are three clear options emerging. Which one do you support?
Continue reading ‘On air: Is is time to get aid into Burma – with or without permission?’

12
May
08

Talking Points May 12

The pictures that are coming through from Burma over the weekend are incredibly shocking and disturbing.  I know a few people who decided to send donations after reading this report in the Guardian.
  Continue reading ‘Talking Points May 12’

07
May
08

On air: Do aid agencies sometimes need to take a moral stand?

If you’re in Africa, you’ll have heard John from Ireland in our second edition making a passionate case that aid agencies help undemocratic regimes to stay in power. By assisting people, he argued, they relieve pressure on authorities from inside and outside a country. And by dealing with the authorities, in some way they give validate their position. He argued the aid agencies should’t be Burma. Do you agree?
Continue reading ‘On air: Do aid agencies sometimes need to take a moral stand?’

06
May
08

On air: Is it right to use a natural disaster to bring about change?

The death toll from Saturday’s cyclone in Burma is now over 22,000. Hard as it, we’re going to try and hear from as many people there as we can. It’s unlikely I know, but if you are there, or have relatives in Burma, and would like to share your experiences, you’re welcome to get in touch.

Beyond establishing what’s happening as best we can, we’re going to on and talk about the political ramifications of this cyclone. Will this terrible event bring change in Burma?
Continue reading ‘On air: Is it right to use a natural disaster to bring about change?’




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