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    A civil disobedience movement is growing in Myanmar; young people are using social media to organise and keep citizens and the outside world informed.

    Contributors:

    Thin Lei Win – Founder and former chief correspondent, Myanmar Now

    Aye Min Thant – Myanmar-based journalist

    Manny Maung – Researcher, Human Rights Watch

    Francis Wade – Author, Myanmar’s Enemy Within

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    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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