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October 30, 2008

Top 10 Countries Censoring the Web

မဟုတ္တဲ့ ေနရာဆို တို ့ျမန္မာျပည္က ထိပ္ဆံုးစာရင္းမွာ အျမဲ ပါေနတာပါပဲဲ။


10. Pakistan
9. Burma
8. Yemen
7. North Korea
6. Syria
5. Cuba
4. United Arab Emirates
3. Saudi Arabia
2. Iran
1. China

ကိုယ္နဲ ့သက္ဆိုင္တဲ့ ျမန္မာျပည္အေၾကာင္းကိုပဲ ကူးယူေဖာ္ျပလိုက္ေတာ့တယ္။ တျခားႏိုင္ငံေတြအေၾကာင္း သတင္းအျပည့္အစံု နဲ ့ တျခားသူေတြ ေရးထားတဲ့ ကြန္ ့မန္ ့ေတြ ဖတ္ခ်င္တယ္ဆို မူရင္း ဆိုဒ္မွာ သြားဖတ္ႏိုင္ပါတယ္။
9. Burma
The rundown
Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar, is a country characterized by severe human rights problems, so it would be hard to expect an open and reliable Internet adoption. It is estimated that less than 1% of its population has access to the web, and this happens via a handful of cybercafes, and always under tight surveillance.

How does the censorship work?
Burma relies on a heavy regulatory framework to control the access to the Internet. Computers that want to access the web need to be registered with the Myanmar Posts and Telecom company, and a fee must be paid as well.

The price of the Internet connections is also prohibitive for the largest part of the population, and broadband connections are almost nonexistent among the general public.

Additionally, they also have a filtering system at the ISP level, targeting mainly independent media websites.

What kind of content is blocked?
Myanmar has an official Intranet, which is the only content available for many of its Internet users (the ones using dial-up connections). Only a small number of pre-approved websites are present there.

Free email services are also blocked, so people must use the state-owned service which is always monitored for keywords and sensitive content.

The main target of the censorship is political content that might go against the current government ideology.

4 comments:

Su said...

its shouldn't be ideology.
should b idiology :)

Ko Paw said...

ေစာေစာကေျပာေတာ့ ပထမဆု လုိခ်င္လုိ႔ဆုိ….. တုိင္းျပည္ထိပ္တန္းေရာက္တာ ဂုဏ္ယူလုိက္စမ္းပါကြယ္….

Nay Nay Naing said...

ဒါမ်ိဳးၾကီးေတာ့ ဂုဏ္မယူခ်င္ပါဘူး...
စစ္အစုိးရက သူတို ့အေဖ တရုတ္ၾကီးကို အမွီလိုက္ေနတာေနမယ္..ဟိုက နံပါတ္ ၁ ရထားတာကို။

Ko Paw said...

အင္း…..လူ႕အလုိကုိ ဘဘသန္း ္မလုိက္ႏုိင္ပါလား။ ပိန္တဲ့လူက ၀ခ်င္တယ္….၀တဲ့လူက ပိန္ခ်င္တယ္….(အာယုေဘာဇန တီဗီေၾကာ္ျငာ)