For the last 50 years, Myanmar’s journalists have fled to the Thai
and Indian borders, where they provided some of the only insights
available to anyone — Burmese inside the country and outside observers
alike — into the brutal actions of their government. Some were driven
outward in patterns flowing from their ethnic belongings: the Kachin,
Shan, and Karen went east and southeast into Thailand. Supporters of the
pro-democracy movement fled to Thailand or Europe, where they sent
radio and TV signals and print media back home to Burma.