Internet Brings Burma News to Worldwide Audience

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Myanmar—or Burma—is an isolated country subject to military censorship and unfriendly to western reporters. In 1988, security forces killed some 3000 anti-government protesters with little notice in the outside world. Today, after nine days of peaceful protests, the military government began a violent crackdown. But that word is getting out despite the government's efforts to control the Internet, as the world watches the crackdown with the help of hundreds of Burmese bloggers. That's according to Mark Tran who reports on international news for Britain's Guardian.




Warren Olney