The Last Censor of Myanmar

Friday, November 30, 2012


When Barack Obama became the first serving president to visit Myanmar (or Burma),which just a few months ago was a Southeast Asian pariah nation uttered in the same breath as North Korea and Iran, he found a country newly and seriously changed.  Protests, most kinds of speech and freedom of the press are allowed for the first time in over 40 years. Reporter Gabrielle Paluch reports from Yangon on how the end of censorship has affected journalists, novelists, musicians and the country's (hopefully) last censor.  

Bloodsugar Politik - Perfect Man

Comments [3]

KP from Yangon

ADAM from Brooklyn , the group is called Bloodsugar Politikthey are on iTunes and soundcloud

Dec. 04 2012 07:40 AM
ADAM from brooklyn, ny

Will you please post the name of the musician/radio dj who was interviewed by Gabrielle Paluch? His music sounds great!

Thanks for covering this topic.

Dec. 03 2012 06:20 PM
Frank McManus from Harrisburg PA

The interview with Myanmar's last censor reminds me of the fascinating interview with an Irish censor, recorded in the mid-60s and used in the classic documentary Rocky Road to Dublin. That Irish censor was clearly a man of the old system, but he recognized that the future would hold no place for men like him -- and he seemed to think that might be a good thing.

Dec. 02 2012 03:58 PM

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