Great firewall of Burma
August 3, 2003 11:03 AM   Subscribe

The great firewall of Burma. "Burma's military regime has reluctantly dipped a toe in the cyber sea, but for most of the country's population owning a modem without permission means 15 years in jail." I guess I should stop complaining about my dial-up connection.
posted by homunculus (5 comments total)
Also on Burma, check out this fantastic Flash travel documentary, Burma: Grace Under Pressure, which was posted on MeFi long ago.
posted by homunculus at 11:12 AM on August 3, 2003

burma sucks ass.
posted by delmoi at 12:44 PM on August 3, 2003

no, the sign clearly says "We don't provide any pornography, free email, anti-government website, due to strictly prohibited by authority."
posted by quonsar at 1:01 PM on August 3, 2003

Whatever happened to "Myanmar"?
posted by John Shaft at 6:34 PM on August 3, 2003

"Myanmar" is the name the generals gave the country after they took over. Since they're not an elected body, a lot of people ignore their desire to rename the country.

There are more more links on recent events concerning Aung San Suu Kyi's arrest in this WarFi thread.
posted by homunculus at 7:06 PM on August 3, 2003

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