A Burmese Journey


Aung San Suu Kyi’s longtime opposition party, the National League for Democracy, appeared on track Tuesday to take a commanding majority of parliament from Myanmar’s military in the country’s first freely contested elections in 25 years.

A swell of democratic fervor across the country echoed the hopes and reservations about reform that GroundTruth’s team of reporting fellows found in their reporting on “A Burmese Journey” in 2013.

Five teams of top, young reporting fellows set out from Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon to better understand how the country is changing under a reform-minded government. Travel along with these 20 reporters — 11 Burmese and 9 American — as they journey the ancient Burma Road, through the country’s capitals past and present, down the Irrawaddy Delta, onto Inle Lake and across Yangon itself at a critical time in the country’s history.

This Special Report, produced by The GroundTruth Project, appeared on GlobalPost.com in 2013.