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The VOA investigates 20 years of pro-democracy protests in Burma
Washington, D.C., August 5, 2008 - The Voice of America's (VOA) Myanmar Service is celebrating the twentieth centenary of Burma's pro-democracy rallies with specific programmes this weeks to investigate the insurgency and its repercussions on the people. "At VOA, we cannot allow the memory of this motion, in which more than 3,000 Myanmar residents died, to fade."
The VOA of Burma will look at the so-called 8888 (August 8, 1988) insurrection from the point of view of the demonstrators and Myanmar authorities. - Interviews with former students' leadership who instigated and organised the protest; - An one-on-one with a former secret service former secret service soldier on how to deal with the crises; - An Interview with a former Communist Party of Burma Communist Party leader who now lives in China in exiles.
The 8888 insurrection will also be compared and compared by policy experts with the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square in China in 1989. The Burmese VOA Department transmits six-hour radios a day. First broadcast in 1942, The Voice of America is an internationally accessible multi-media resource financed by the U.S. administration through the U.S. Governors Board.
The VOA (www.VOANews.com) sends more than 1,250 hrs of newscasts, information, education and culture programmes every week to an appreciated global public of more than 134 million and more.
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