Reports from Burma indicate a big rise in sales of shortwave radios since the bomb blasts that rocked the country’s capital, Rangoon, earlier this month. The newspaper Kumudra says that sales have increased by 50 percent. The cheapest shortwave radios cost just US$4. There is no private broadcasting in Burma, and state-controlled media is not trusted by many people. They prefer listening to stations such as the opposition Democratic Voice of Burma and US-based Radio Free Asia.