There is deep concern over a sharp spike in communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma. It started a few months ago in western Myanmar, also known as Burma, but has spread to the central part of the country.
Dozens of people have been killed in a month of violent clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Buddhists. Thousands more have fled their homes, seeking refuge in nearby towns and neighboring countries.
What Sunday's elections in Myanmar (Burma), and the broader changes happening there, mean for the country's exiled opponents.
As Myanmar moves ahead with a set of reforms that have included the release of political prisoners, the country's government is also opening up its media. In some cases they've ended pre-publication censorship entirely and in others they've greatly reduced the restrictions.
Now that the government of Myanmar is starting to open things up, it's an exciting time to for journalists there. But as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, journalists have still been imprisoned for what they write.
While Aung San Suu Kyi is out of prison and free to run in the upcoming elections in the country formerly known as Burma, there are still signs that there is more work to do. But many in Myanmar are just thrilled with the progress they've had so far.
Myanmar (Burma) is holding parliamentary elections in April, and there's a feeling of palpable change in what was until recently among the most isolated countries on the planet.
During U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's historic visit to Myanmar last month, she said that even one political prisoner was one too many. Now, there are signs that more of the thousands of people believed to be jailed for politica reasons will be released.
Most political prisoners in Burma are serving long sentences and are expected to remain in jail.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Burma on the first visit by such a senior American diplomat in 50 years.