Myanmar junta bans satellite dishes in media crackdown

Anyone who installs satellite dishes could face a one-year prison sentence or $320 fine, military-controlled media reported

Myanmar’s military junta has banned satellite dishes, threatening prison sentences for anyone who violates the measure, as it intensifies its crackdown on access to independent news outlets.

The junta, which faces unanimous opposition from the public and has struggled to maintain order, has imposed increasingly tough restrictions on communication since seizing power on 1 February.

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