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Monday, October 1, 2007

Fight for Burma - on the net

Much of the footage of soldiers facing Buddhist monks – and details of the events in Burma – have come from so-called citizen-journalists, sending images and information to outlets such as Irrawaddy, Mizzima and the Burmese-language services of the BBC and other broadcasters. The Financial Times had a great article yesterday on this topic: "All eyes on Burma in the information age". (Thanks to Ulf Wickbom for the link).

Since Friday the news from inside Burma have dried up. The news service Irrawaddy is "infected with a virus". Has the government pulled the plug on internet links?

Don't forget the Burmese people. You are powerful, you can help by spreading the news and keeping the struggle alive and visible in your network.

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