About This Site

This site was created by a student at the University of Michigan for a Communications class. The objective of the country diary assignment is to focus on one country and explore the different challenges and conflicts that journalists may face while working in this country. I have chosen to focus on Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, for the duration of this semester.

Below is a little more information about Myanmar:

Official name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Capital: Nay Pyi Taw (although the largest city is Yangon)

Population: 48,700,000 (UN 2012)

Major Languages: Burmese (official), indigenous ethnic languages

Major Religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam

Government: Military rule 1962 -2011. Army-led transition to a representative government.

Myanmar Flag:



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