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Access ContestedSecurity, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace$
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Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016780

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.001.0001

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Control and Resistance

Control and Resistance

Attacks on Burmese Opposition Media

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(p.153) 8 Control and Resistance
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Access Contested
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Nart Villeneuve

Masashi Crete-Nishihata

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.003.0008

This chapter explores Burma’s information control and resistance complexities based on the investigation conducted by the Information Warfare Monitor of the Mizzima News Web site attacks in 2008. The consistency of the attacks with the interest of the country’s government and military in information control and censorship of the Internet is explored. The factors behind the attack were found to be political motivation and availability of a target of opportunity. The chapter presents the Internet content control mechanisms used by Burma including Internet filtering, repressive legal frameworks, and recurring cyber attacks. A case study is presented focusing on the importance of holistic analysis in understanding cyberspace freedom of expression threats.

Keywords:   Information Warfare Monitor, Mizzima News, Internet censorship, Internet filtering, cyber attacks, freedom of expression

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