Discussions dedicated to Burma .oneworld 09

Burma, an isolated and often neglected state in Southeast Asia, usually hits the headlines in connection with the merciless military junta which has been in power for more than forty years. In autumn 2007 TV camera shots showed the brutal repression of anti-governmental protests led by Buddhist monks. When the junta declined foreign humanitarian aid for hundreds of thousands of cyclone Nargis victims, it gave rise to international indignation. What is the situation in Burma like today? What has been the fate of the monks who led the Saffron Revolution? How successful are the reporters of the exile television Democratic Voice of Burma in taking shots of human rights violation in the repressive country? And why is Burma a priority Czech foreign policy country in the field of human rights? These and other questions will be addressed in the scope of three festival discussions subsequent to Burma VJ screenings.

12 March, 19.15, Archa

The discussion will be attended by the deputy director of Democratic Voice of Burma Khin Maung Win, the director of Burma VJ Anders Østergaard, and the International Burmese Monks Organization member Ashin Sopaka.

14 March, 18:00, The French Institute

The discussion will be attended by the deputy director of Democratic Voice of Burma Khin Maung Win and the International Burmese Monks Organization member Ashin Sopaka.

17 March, 19.15 Archa

The discussion will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CR, People in Need, and other organizations addressing Burma.

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