Burma: Pillaging Paradise

2005: A series of undercover, investigative reports into $300million of illegal timber being smuggled from Burma’s interior across to China – the financial lifeline that’s keeping the junta in business.
2007: In the immediate aftermath of the demonstrations, a return to Kachin State to examine whether the armed ethnic insurgent groups like the Kachin Independence Army and their political wing, the Kachin Independence Organisation, can present any meaningful military or political opposition to the Generals.

A few images from the shoot

Global Witness – highlights the links between conflict and resource exploitation
Irrawaddy – excellent news source on Burma

Production details
Titles: Pillaging Paradise & Armed Insurgents
Role: Correspondent, Director, Producer
Transmission: Channel 4 News/ Journeyman/ Al Jazeera International (2005, 2007)
Location: China & Burma
Format: 3 x 10 minute news segment undercover/ investigative reports inside Burma

Video (this version is voiced by a Channel 4 correspondent)