Tag Results for Burmese uprising (3)

  1. Missing Monks in Myanmar

    The BBC is reporting that the military junta has arrested and sent away thousands of monks and the streets of the capital are devoid of them. Some of them have been apparently disrobed and shackled: http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7022437.stm The AAAS reported on Friday that it is trying to get satellite images of the important monasteries. This will help to gather any visual evidence of human rights violations (in case any monasteries are burned down, or surrounded by the army). See related posts: http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2007/09/technologys_role_in_myanmar_up.html http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2007/09/satellite_images_indicate_abus.html…

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  2. Technology's role in Myanmar (Burma) uprising

    No one used the Internet to tell the story of 1988 Burmese uprising while it was happening. Ordinary Burmese didn't have camera-equipped cellphones or handheld video cameras with which to record the violent crackdown that put a generation of student protesters in jail. The story is vastly different this time around. Despite the fact that junta that runs Myanmar tightly controls Internet access, computer savvy exiles and activists are exploiting inherent weaknesses in those controls to get the word--and the pictures--out to the world, as Asia Times reports. The OpenNet Initiative blog points out that "Bloggers are …

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  3. Satellite images indicate abuses in Myanmar (formerly Burma)

    An analysis of satellite images performed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seems to indicate evidence of villages being razed by the military in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) over the course of the last several years. A before image (top) depicts a small settlement in Burma on 5 May 2004, and again on 23 February 2007, with all structures removed. The images correspond with information provided by the Free Burma Rangers regarding December 2006 attacks at and near the Burmese village of Kwey Kee. (Lat: 18.79 N Long: 96.76 …

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