Brendan Brady reports on politics, human rights, business, religion, culture and environmental issues in Asia and the Pacific. He works in print, video, photography and radio.
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Economic Growth Could Imperil Yangon's Colonial-Era Buildings

Economic Growth Could Imperil Yangon’s Colonial-Era Buildings

Myanmar is emerging from decades of repression and international isolation. The one-time military government has enacted democratic reforms, and the U.S. and others have responded by suspending sanctions. Now the country is viewed as a promising frontier economy. A rush of foreign investment could rejuvenate the main city, Yangon. But preservationists worry it could also...
TV Show Reunites Families Split Apart by Khmer Rouge

TV Show Reunites Families Split Apart by Khmer Rouge

In 1975 the Khmer Rouge took control of Cambodia and began a four-year experiment in social reordering. To destroy traditional bonds of authority, they forcefully split families apart. Now, a Cambodian reality show is reconnecting estranged family members – and televising their dramatic reunions.
Reporting in Burma

Reporting in Burma

After decades of being one of the most oppressive and isolated countries in the world, Myanmar has abruptly changed course. On the occasion of elections in April that saw opposition candidate Aung San Suu Kyi elected, a veteran Burmese journalist discussed his country’s reform and changing journalistic landscape.
Invoking Buddha to Protect Forrests

Invoking Buddha to Protect Forrests

Monk Forest is one of 13 community forests totaling more than 250 square miles in Odder Meanchey province whose value in fighting climate change is being marketed in an international exchange of what are called avoided deforestation carbon credits.
Burma's Vote: A Wardrobe Change?

Burma’s Vote: A Wardrobe Change?

Ahead of Burma’s November 7 election, Thailand’s foreign minister raised alarms in the camps holding some 150,000 Burmese refugees when he remarked it would soon be time for them to be repatriated back to the country they fled. Critics say the upcoming election in Burma is a ploy by the junta to legitimize its power...