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An article from BBC news featuring short interviews with people around the world (including Burma)about how the BBC World Service has affected them.
7 years ago, February 29th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #152604  
Here is the article that I wanted to share:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17155441

I found it interesting personally due to our recent travels in Burma where we spoke at length with a Monk in a Mandalay township about the importance of listening to BBC radio.


Should you be further interested, here's the blog also:
"But here's the one that's driving me beserk..." Reply to this

7 years ago, March 14th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #153190  
I loved your blog, Chris and Amy. 😊

As regards the monks, I havent been to Burma, but from what people have told me, I got the impression that they are very clued in on world affairs, and get their information from any available source including tourists. I thought, this might be a main reason they make efforts to get good with speaking English. I am surprised to read, that they are divided on this, so much so that some of them even object to the others listening to the BBC news. In fact, I am now getting the impression that it is only a small percentage of monks in Burma who are politically minded, probably the only ones we generally hear about or come in contact with, because they would be the ones learning to speak more English and making efforts to connect with tourists.

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7 years ago, April 14th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #154661  
Very interesting article;-) We cant wait to see Burma;-) Love the blog as well Chris;-)
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