The Irrawaddy – 20 November 2008:
‘Hip-Hop Performer among Latest Victims of Court Crackdown’
Google News – continously updated:
Search: ‘Zayar Thaw’
UPI Asia.com – 13 November 2008:
‘Frantic week behind Burma’s court doors’
The Irrawaddy – 11 November 2008:
’40 Burmese Dissidents Given Prison Terms of up to 65 Years’
Myanmar / Burma:
Music under siege
Music has provided a rallying point for the masses during political upheavals in Burma, just as it has elsewhere in South-East Asia. It has served as a potent response to the rapid political and social displacements brought on by neocolonialism, industrialization and dictatorship.
The book ‘Shoot the Singer!’ from 2004 contains a chapter about music censorship in Burma which is still relevant today.
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