UNSEEN BURMA 2008 06 18-19 BBC Newsnight avi clips
Segment One: June 18
A doctor working for the medical aid agency Merlin has been granted free access to the worst-hit areas of Burma.Dr Chris van Tulleken went to the heart of the devastated region to find out how the survivors were coping, and to assess how much aid was getting through.
Segment Two: June 19
The second of our two extraordinary "Unseen Burma" films. Six weeks ago, cyclone Nargis swept through the country, killing 130,000 people. The Burmese authorities have refused access to many journalists seeking to visit the disaster zone, but the investigative journalist Simon Ostrovsky managed to get there for Newsnight. After his film, we will be discussing what more needs to be done for the survivors, and how the eyewitness reports we've featured on the programme this week have challenged our perceptions on how the aid effort was handled by the Burmese authorities.