Thursday, November 15, 2007

Burma: Media Blackout Blocks Updates on Country's Security

Source: AKI

While Burma's brutal crackdown has generated headlines around the world, a media blackout inside the country means very few people know whether there has been any political progress.

The US envoy to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday complained that the military leaders in Burma (or Myanmar) have made no move to accept democratic reforms, while human rights groups say mass detentions and torture are commonplace.

The country's deeply-revered monks led up to 100,000 people on the streets of Rangoon in September in the biggest protests against the ruling junta in nearly two decades.

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