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On Myanmar-China Border, 'Rebel Radio' Extends Reach of Kachin

Inside his small studio, Maram Bawk La adjusts a playlist of Kachin-language songs on his computer and checks the microphone to prepare for a broadcast of the Laiza FM radio station. The simple set up, with its bright red carpet, improvised soundproof walls and basic studio equipment, belies its impact. Connected to a powerful radio transmitter with a broadcast radius of about 200 kilometers, the studio airs 10 hours a day from Laiza, a border town and Kachin rebel stronghold on the...

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