In Burma, bribery, graft, and kickbacks are deeply ingrained.
Burma is known for heavy-handed Internet controls, but its children may demand greater access and openness.
China’s economic presence in Burma is growing fast, filling in where sanctions have forced the United States and its allies out.
A year after Cyclone Nargis tore through Burma, untold thousands of victims are still homeless and grieving.
The Burmese people respect their monks more than their government, but some suspect the monks have been infiltrated by informers.
Tyler Chapman returns to Burma and writes, in a new reporter’s notebook, that hopes for reform have been snuffed out by a ruthless crackdown leaving Burmese in debilitating fear of each other.
Burma's cyclone Nargis has exposed a secretive society in which the junta and its supporters enjoy privileges far removed from the lives of ordinary Burmese. Tyler Chapman visited central Maymyo, home to many of the country's elite and now a vital part of Burma's military-industrial complex.
Monks play a pivotal role in Burma, and never more so than in times of crisis. In his reporter's diary, veteran journalist Tyler Chapman describes what he observed of this unique relationship between monks and lay citizens when he attended the Ananda Festival in Bagan this year.
Tyler Chapman spent a week among Burmese refugees and exiles in Thailand in February. He found that few, if any, have found happiness in their flight from the oppression back home.
During a month-long trip to Burma, Tyler Chapman saw how China has extended its grip on Burma’s economy to the point where the Burmese people are fed up.
In the cities and countryside of Burma, Tyler Chapman encountered heart-wrenching scenes of poverty every day of his visit in January and February, 2008.
In Sittwe, a port city located on the bay of Bengal, Tyler Chapman met with monks and ordinary citizens who openly expressed their frustration with their government. The ruthless repression of a monks' uprising last fall is not silencing them.