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Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Internet: Burma

Publisher Reporters Without Borders
Publication Date 3 May 2006
Cite as Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Internet: Burma, 3 May 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e690c3c.html [accessed 13 July 2014]
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This country is among the very worst enemies of Internet freedom and in many ways its policies are worse than China's. The price of computers and a home Internet connection is prohibitive so Internet cafés are the target of the military regime's scrutiny. As in neighbouring Vietnam and China, access to opposition sites is systematically blocked, in this case with technology supplied by the US firm Fortinet. Burma's censorship is special - Web-based e-mail, such as Yahoo! or Hotmail, cannot be used and all Internet café computers record every five minutes the screen being consulted, to spy on what customers are doing.

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