Accession Number:

AD1045346

Title:

Truth in Reform: Reversing Fifty Years of Information Suppression in Burma

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Joint Military Operations Department, Naval War College Newport United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE