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A Changing Climate for Reporting in Burma

Journalist Jeff Howe shares his experiences reporting in Burma with photographer Gary Knight. As Burma transitions to a more open government, economy and society, Howe and Knight focus on the country's relationship with China and how "soft power" is effecting that relationship. Howe observes leniency from the government, but apprehension from the Burmese people he interviews. "What you have to remember about Burma is, this is a country that has been on the road to democracy before, only to yank back the reforms and come down with an iron fist," says Howe.