Facebook, Conflict & Resistance


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It is often commented that Facebook is the internet in Myanmar. What does this mean in a country with so many ethnic armed groups, unending civil war, and now another military coup and targeted executions of civilians in major towns and cities? Sparked by a recent article in the Journal of Contemporary Asia, we are joined by two of its authors Stein Tønnesson, of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and Min Zaw Oo, Executive Director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security to discuss Facebook, conflict and resistance in Myanmar.

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