Myanmar's prominent opposition leader led the National League for Democracy (NLD) party to win the 2015 general election.
Under the country's military rule, Suu Kyi spent many years under house arrest, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifetime's work, campaigning for democracy.
A Myanmar court has rejected the appeal of two jailed Reuters journalists, leading EU states to call for intervention. The journalists had been reporting on human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.
The sentencing of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar this week has highlighted the dangers facing journalists and media outlets there. DW spoke to journalist Kyaw Min Swe about the shaky press freedom in the country.
In 1988, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi became the face of a popular democracy movement in Myanmar. Thirty years on, the Southeast Asian country has a democratic government, but there is much to be desired.