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· February, 2011

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from February, 2011

Myanmar: Over 3,000 Attend Mandalay Barcamp 2011

The city of Mandalay in Myanmar held its first Barcamp two weeks ago which was attended by more than 3,000 participants. GV author Tan gives an overview of what transpired...

Myanmar: Prepaid phone cards now available

The Myanmar government has finally allowed the use of prepaid phone cards in the country, according to The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar: Barcamp Yangon 2011

More than 4,000 participants attended Barcamp Yangon 2011 in Myanmar which made it one of the biggest Barcamps in the region. The Xanga website was banned after a speaker (whose...

Myanmar privatizes airports, airlines

Joseph Allchin, writing for the Democratic Voice of Burma, discusses the issue of privatization in Myanmar as the government readies the privatization of the country's main airport and the operation...

Fleeing refugees in Thailand-Myanmar border

The Women's League of Burma is asking the govenrment of Thailand to give temporary shelter to Myanmar civilians who are fleeing from the fighting in the Karen State of Myanmar.

Myanmar: Leaders of the new Parliament

After 23 years, Myanmar's legislature opened its first session and elected its new leaders. The new officers are all members of the junta-backed party.

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