News item update!


MEC Senior Editor, Jeremy Smith, writes:

Military in Burma stops protests


This week’s news item, adapted for MEC from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about Burma and the response of the military to protests there. Who has been protesting? Why have there been protests? Go to the Headline News section on your Work Area screen to find out.

For more information about the recent history of Burma and the protest movement, students could have a look at the website of Burma Campaign (, which is mentioned in the news item. This site looks at the campaign for human rights in Burma.

Students could also look at other news sources to get more reaction from around the world to the protests.

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