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 in the Barcamp by quoting from blogs and websites written in the Burmese language.
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 blog is hosted by Xanga) talked about web censorship in Myanmar.
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 of its airlines.
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.