Myanmar to check foreign newschannels

Myanmar to check foreign newschannels  Myanmar's military junta has dramatically raised the annual fee for tv satellite dishes, an apparent move to block the foreign news channels that beamed in global criticism of its recent crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

An official at Myanmar Post and Telecom, the country's regulatory authority, confirmed as much. He said it was meant to discourage people from watching foreign news channels. The license fee has rocketed from us $5 to us $800