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.
Posts tagged "Elections"
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.
Burma: Democracy on the Edge

Burma: Democracy on the Edge

For decades Burma’s people have been caught in the iron grip of a military dictatorship that stamped out any whiff of dissent and sealed off the country from outside scrutiny. Today, as the country experiences a dramatic, if still qualified, democratic opening, figures previously deemed subversive are now finding a protected place in the public...
By-elections in Burma

By-elections in Burma

Burma’s transition away from military rule continues

Burma’s transition away from military rule continues

The size and furious energy of the crowd were startling sights in Burma, where stultifying and violent military rule has long suppressed public expressions of support for figures outside the ruling clique.
President Jose Ramos-Horta

President Jose Ramos-Horta

The following roughly recorded tracks are parts of an interview with Timor-Leste's president, Jose Ramos-Horta, the day before the first round of elections. He has not been reelected.
East Timor Presidential Poll

East Timor Presidential Poll

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...
Welcome Withdrawn

Welcome Withdrawn

Thailand's foreign ministry says Burmese asylum seekers will not be returned until “the situation in their country becomes conducive.” But Thai authorities have shown an inclination in recent years to carry out deportations even in the face of strong opposition from rights groups and foreign powers.