November 15th, 2010
02:49 PM ET

The Lady speaks to CNN

Freed democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made her first comments to CNN tonight on News Stream.

She was very direct on a range of questions including her campaign for democracy, how she spent her time in captivity, and even social media.

"We would like to form a network of people working for democracy," she said Monday, adding that she would like to open a dialogue with "those who are in a position to do something, to change the situation in Burma for the better."

On how she spent her time while under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi said she listened to the radio for hours everyday and did a lot of reading. She was able to meet people from the outside like her attorneys and doctors. "There were never really enough hours in the day," she said. "I know that sounds strange."

Asked whether she plans to join Twitter, Suu Kyi said, "I was discussing this with some of the young people," who told her that most youths like Facebook because it's easier for them. She said she has not yet decided whether to join Facebook, Twitter - or both.

A Facebook page supporting Suu Kyi has more than 250,000 fans.

But what struck me most about the interview was her overall tone. She did not once directly challenge the regime or express anger toward the junta, despite her many years of detention.

You can watch the full interview here.

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