Truth in Reform: Reversing Fifty Years of Information Suppression in Burma
Joint Military Operations Department, Naval War College Newport United States
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Since 2011, Burma has taken a series positive, but not irreversible, steps to depart from a 50-year history of draconian controls on information content, communicators and connectivity. In parallel to these reform actions, the government has embarked on a massive effort to build telecommunications infrastructure to make information available to a wider range of its citizens. Encouragement of principled private investment, infused with human rights protections, in selected telecommunications technologies represents a positive way for the U.S. to help Burma continue, and make permanent, their recent reforms.
- Information Science
- Government and Political Science