Tag Results for citizen journalism (2)

  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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