Sudden Access to Burma for Photojournalists

June 21, 2012

By David Walker

© Adam Dean/Panos Pictures

Adam Dean's photo of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, campaigning for the recent parliamentary election.

For decades, the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) was one of the most challenging places for foreign journalists. The country, which is nestled below China between Thailand and India, has operated under an oppressive military dictatorship with a closed-door policy. But suddenly, everything has changed: the military dictators eased restrictions, recognized the opposition, and recently held free and...

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