Myanmar youth fight Internet outages with underground newsletter

This screengrab provided via AFPTV video footage taken on April 10, 2021 shows Lynn Thant (an alias) wearing a mask next to a laptop where they are working on an underground newsletter to spread information in Yangon, amid Internet outages as demonstrations continue against the military coup. — AFPTV/AFP

YANGON: Myanmar youth are fighting the junta’s Internet shutdown and information suppression with an explosive underground printed newsletter they are secretly distributing across communities.

For 56 days straight there have been Internet outages in coup-hit Myanmar, according to monitoring group NetBlocks.

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