FAQ

Q: What is The BurmaNet News?
A: The BurmaNet News is an online news service covering Burma (Myanmar) established in 1994. The service is distributed for free via a listserv and an online website. It compiles the most recent published news and opinion pieces pertaining to Burma five times a week, excluding some holidays.

Q: How do I subscribe to the listserv?
A: You can subscribe to the listserv by emailing editor@burmanet.org with the word “subscribe” in the subject heading or by visiting http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/burmanet.

Q: Can I post comments?
A: No. At present, the sole function of this listserv is the one way distribution of The BurmaNet News.

Q: Is The BurmaNet News available in Burmese, Karen, Thai, or any other language besides English?
A: Unfortunately, because of the variety of sources that BurmaNet News accesses, this is not possible for us to do in a timely manner. However, many of the news services themselves offer their articles in different languages. Check the links section to go to the news sources directly for more information.

Q: How can I access back issues?
A: Beginning with November 2004, this site is completely searchable by subject area and key word. We also feature an archive that dates back to October 2002 available at: (http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/burmanet/). Unfortunately they are not searchable at this time but we are constantly working to integrate these back issues into this site. For access to BurmaNet News prior to 2002, please visit the Burma Online Library: http://www.burmalibrary.org/reg.burma.

Q: What’s the difference between the new site and the old one?
A: The new site will allow users to more easily search for past BurmaNet articles and will allow for faster updating for breaking stories. The format has changed, but stories will still be catergorized by subject (Inside Burma, Drugs, etc…) as identified by a subject box next to the headline (forthcoming). Every time a new BurmaNet issue is published, the previous day’s articles will be automatically archived and available. Please send any comments and suggestions you might have on the new format to editor@burmanet.org.

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