Twenty-four years ago it was difficult to buy a book in Yangon unless the street vendors selling political publications were familiar with your face and your preferred reading material.
NEW WAVE: Moe Thway talks on his mobile phone at the Generation Wave office. Behind him is the group’s thumbs-up logo. PHOTOS: NANCHANOK WONGSAMUTH
Back then, Yan Myo Thein was a medical student who tried to keep up to date by listening to Voice of America and the BBC, but the printed word proved far more elusive unless you knew the street vendors.
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