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Reith Lectures 2011: Securing Freedom (2 Parts)

Synopsis
Lecture 1 : LIBERTY - in the first of two Reith 2011 Lectures, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means. Reflecting on her own experience under house arrest in Burma, she explores the human aspiration to be free. She also comments on the Arab Spring, comparing the event that triggered last December’s revolution in Tunisia with the death of a student during a protest in Burma in 1988

Lecture 2: DISSENT - in the second programme Aung San Suu Kyi examines what drives people to dissent. Reflecting on the history of her own party, she examines the meaning of opposition and dissident. She also explains her reasons for following the path of non-violence

(45 minutes each)

Also available to download as podcasts from http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/reith
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Notes
Broadcast on Radio 4 on 28/6/2011 and 5/7/2011.
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
Burma; democracy; freedom of expression; Suu Kyi, Aung San; political issues

Online availability

URI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00729d9
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Aung San Suu Kyi

Distributor

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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