Google Banned by Myanmar Govt., Still Donates $1 Million to Cyclone Relief

Despite being banned by the government of Burma (also Myanmar), Google has said that it will donate up to $1 million USD to assist victims of Cyclone Nargis.

Google has offered to match donations made to UNICEF and Direct Relief International for all donations made at Google’s Support disaster relief in Myanmar page, up to one million dollars.

Internet users in Burma reported that access to Google and Gmail had been blocked by the strict military junta governing the country in the summer of 2006. By this time, Yahoo and Hotmail had already made the censored IT blacklist.

(Continue reading: EcoWorldly)

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One comment on “Google Banned by Myanmar Govt., Still Donates $1 Million to Cyclone Relief
  1. helpmyanmar says:

    I’m not sure if that ban is an on-again, off-again thing or what, because most of our friends from Yangon use google mail and google talk.

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