Burma is experiencing unprecedented reform as its leaders seek to introduce democracy and stimulate development. BBC Media Action’s research identifies a lack of awareness and discussion of this among citizens, which may prevent them making their voices heard in the reform process. In June 2013, BBC Media Action surveyed 1,224 people aged 15+, across 11 of Burma’s 14 states and regions. The survey explored people’s awareness of key governance issues and reforms, access to information and media, and attitudes towards and participation in governance processes. The survey was part of a mixed-methods baseline study to inform BBC Media Action’s approach to supporting governance in the country.
BBC Media Action. Research Summary. Citizen awareness and voice in Burma’s reform process. BBC Media Action, (2013) 2 pp.