Myanmar

55 million people
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Hillary Clinton’s impending visit to Burma will be the first by a U.S. secretary of state in 50 years. It comes after a year of tentative reform by a nominally civilian government that has raised hopes for a more comprehensive political opening, but this optimism needs to be tempered by caution.

Letter to President Barack Obama on Burma, July 7, 2011

 

The forthcoming elections in Burma (Myanmar) are fundamentally flawed and should be soundly rejected by the international community, according to Freedom House.

Freedom House urges member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and major trading partners - including India and China - to take immediate steps to impose targeted sanctions on Burma's military leaders.

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Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.

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Senior Program Manager, Asia

Lauren Galacia manages the Asia program.  Prior to joining Freedom House, she oversaw the development and implementation of citizen engagement programs throughout Asia and Eurasia, with a focus on Thailand and Burma.

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Special Reports

Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Programs

In Southeast Asia, Freedom House programs enable citizens to assert their rights and supports their efforts to gain a greater say in how they are governed.

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Freedom House helps LGBTI rights groups in Southeast Asia to push back against the tide of intolerance.

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