Burma

ONI Blog: Doubts surface over announced Internet maintenance in Burma
Since March 22, 2009, Internet speeds in Burma have been slowed significantly. Myanmar Teleport (MMT) had announced that the submarine cable SE-ME-WE 3 (South East Asia Middle West Europe 3) will be undergoing maintenance from March 21 to March 25,...
ONI Blog: Burma Steps Up Internet Restrictions
According to news reports, Burma’s military government has taken further steps to restrict citizen access to the Internet by silencing dissidents and stepping up raids on Internet cafes. Hacker attacks originating from Russia, China, and Singapore blocked access to four...
ONI Blog: Burmese regulations for cybercafes stringent as expected
ONI has obtained a copy of regulations for the operation of cybercafes in Burma. Since March 2006, the Burmese government has been 'encouraging' the growing number of cybercafes to become licensed as public access centers (PACs) under the management of Myanmar...
Report: Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma
To view this bulletin as a pdf, click here Executive Summary This bulletin examines the role of information technology, citizen journalists, and bloggers in Burma and presents a technical analysis of the abrupt shutdown of Internet connectivity by...
ONI Blog: Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma
ONI has released a bulletin on the recent demonstrations in Burma and the Burmese government's shutdown of the Internet there. ONI conducted a technical analysis of the Internet's uptime, documenting a complete shutdown in Burma, followed by intermittent periods...
ONI Blog: The brave citizen journalists of Myanmar
IT War IT vs Guns The Guns can't shoot down the "IT" The Winner is Burmese People -thread on overseas portal Mandalay Gazette An extraordinary mobilization by “civilian” or citizen journalists and bloggers to keep information flowing out of Myanmar continued even as Burmese authorities violently...
ONI Blog: Myanmar: a difference between movements
As government security forces have begun a violent and deadly crackdown against the escalating protests in Myanmar, commentators are continuing to draw comparisons between these peaceful protests that began in mid-August (initially over a sudden steep increase in fuel prices), and...
ONI Blog: Internet policing in Burma stepped up (Mizzima News)
Mizzima News reports that the ruling junta has expanded the list of banned proxy sites in Burma, stifling access to free email, messengers, and other forms of web-based communication. ...
ONI Blog: Internet Filtering in Burma in 2005
ONI released Internet Filtering in Burma in 2005 today. ONI's legal, technical, and political research finds Burma uses filtering technology to conduct surveillance of communication methods such as e-mail, and to block users from viewing Web sites of political opposition groups,...
Report: Internet Filtering in Burma in 2005: A Country Study
PDF Version 1. Executive Summary 2. Political, Technical, and Legal Context in Burma A. Sensitive / Controversial Topics for Media Coverage B. Internet Infrastructure and Access C. Legal Background D. General Media Regulation E. Internet Access Regulation F. Internet Content Regulation ...