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Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country

  • Release Date: May 20, 2009
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Journalism, Politics & Government, Social Issues


The Southeast Asian nation of Burma (also known as Myanmar) has been under the control of a military dictatorship since a coup toppled the elected prime minister in 1962. With Burma's press and mass media under the control of the military government, dissent has had little opportunity to take hold in the country, but that began to chance in 2007; a band of Buddhist monks stepped forward to lead a revolt against the state, and as news spread about their actions, as many as 100,000 people took part in...more