Radio Free Asia ends TV broadcasts on DVB

RFA aired its last original TV broadcast on the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) network on Myanmar’s MRTV channel on June 11, following the Myanmar government’s requirement that DVB not carry programming if the word “Rohingya” continued to be used.

RFA interactive web feature: The Rohingya: World’s Least-Wanted People

This web project explores the long persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar through graphics, videos, key quotes, and current news. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims, including about 20,000 pregnant women, fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state last August in the wake of a military counter-offensive. The exodus put a huge strain on impoverished Bangladesh, which is struggling to provide housing and health care for Rohingya, many of whom escaped with little more than the clothes on their back.