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Burma Drops Sports to Win More Medals at SEA Games

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Download This year’s SEA Games will be the first major international event to be held in Burma since the end of military rule.

Many things are at stake and Burma can’t afford to lose face.

Earlier this month, Burma announced it had dropped several popular games and included domestic sports instead.

Cherry Htike and Banyol Kong Janoi have the story.

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Indonesia Campaigns to End Open Defecation

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Download The World Health Organisation says more than 1 billion people in the world still defecate outside in the open.

60 percent out of them live in Asia.

Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara Province has launched a program to make the area open defecation free.

As Rachmawati reports, a subdistrict of the capital of Mataram is using unique methods to support the program.

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Afghanistan's 'Flowering' Media Could Disappear Upon Transition

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Download Afghanistan has moved from being a country where news and pictures were banned to hosting a bewildering variety of media.

The most popular of all is the soap opera.

But how free is the press in Afghanistan? And what will happen to it should the Taliban swing back into power in one form or another?

The Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid is considered one of the world's pre-eminent writers on the Taliban and on the so called nation-building that Afghanistan has witnessed over the past 12 years.

He’s speaking about Afghan’s press freedom with Tim Palmer from ABC Radio Australia.

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Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper

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Download Soosan Firooz is making history with her rap songs.

She’s the first female rapper from Afghanistan, rapping about the repression of women and her hopes for a peaceful future.

Ghayor Waziri has her story

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Indian Women Campaign to End Violence Against Women

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Download The United Nations reports that 1 in every 3 women across the globe are beaten or raped during their life time.

This means more than 1 billion women have been subjected to violence.

To tackle the issue, the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign was held last week in over 200 countries.

Jasvinder Sehgal joined the crowd in Jaipur.

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The Challenges of Being Deaf in Burma

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Download For the 2.3% of Burma’s population who have a disability, it is a tough life.

There are only six government schools for the disabled in the entire country – the rest are private or NGO-run.

And it’s nearly impossible to find a job.

But there is one man who has overcome the negative attitudes to be a role model for those who are deaf in Burma.

He works as a sign language presenter for the Democratic Voice of Burma and together with the few schools for deaf children; they are trying to raise awareness of disabilities in Burma.

Ye Khaung reports from Rangoon.

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Foreign Workers in Malaysia: Who Protects Them?

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Download There is close to a million Nepalese working in Malaysia.

They come for jobs in manufacturing and construction.

Many never return home.

According to the Nepalese government close to 2,000 of their migrant workers died in the last eight years in Malaysia…. mostly in work site accidents.

As Maran Perianen reports, they have little or no protection.

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Cinema Returns to Pakistan’s Swat Valley

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Download The Pakistan government is planning to give Swat the status of ‘film city’ to help boost the domestic cinema industry.

The industry is growing strong as people are no longer afraid of going to the cinema to watch the latest movie.

In the past, under the Taliban rule, movies were banned because they’re considered un-Islamic.

Mudassar Shah has the story.

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