Myanmar youth are fighting the junta's suppression of information and internet shutdown by secretly disseminating across communities a printed newsletter, Agence France-Presse reported on Sunday. 

The coup-hit southeast Asian nation has been experiencing internet outages for 56 straight days, with fiber broadband service becoming intermittently inaccessible on several networks, NetBlocks said.

Authorities in some areas in Myanmar have also started confiscating satellite dishes used to access international news broadcasts, the Associated Press reported.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted in a February 1 military takeover that sparked a mass revolt, resulting in a harsh security crackdown and more than 700 civilian fatalities.

On Friday, security forces fired rifle grenades at demonstrators in a town near Yangon, killing more than 80 people, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners monitoring group and a local news outlet.

Thirty-year-old Lynn Thant, not his real name, started the online resistance movement's newsletter and gave it the edgy name "Molotov" to appeal to young people.

"This is our response to those who slow down the flow of information - and that is a big threat to us," AFP quoted Thant as saying.

Wearing a Guy Fawkes mask to hide his face, Thant said that if they write revolutionary literature and distribute it under the radar, they could end up behind bars for many years.

"Even if one of us is arrested, there are young people who will carry on producing the Molotov newsletter. Even if one of us is killed, someone else will come up when someone falls," he told AFP.

Their Molotov newsletter, which so far had a reach of more than 30,000 people on Facebook, "will continue to exist until the revolution is successful," Thant said.

Myanmar's independent media is currently under threat, with 64 journalists arrested since the coup, monitoring group Reporting ASEAN said.