Sep 30, 2007

Getting content out of Burma

It's difficult getting content out from Burma, most people in the country don't have access to internet, and even then, the government strictly censors everything (including hotmail, gmail, ... etc).

Burmese activists have been getting out photos, video and eyewitness accounts using mobile phones, blogs, and the good old mailing lists. Also, news organizations like Aljazeera, BBC and Guardian have been using eyewitness accounts and blogs to find content. Here's some of the best sources I came across, it would be useful to use them altogether:

Here is a list of useful Burmese blogs (not all in English):
From MSM:
In cases like Burma, when the government heavily censors local media and doesn't allow in journalist from outside, newsrooms increasingly rely on the internet - that's good.

1 comment:

Free Burma! said...

Free Burma!
International Bloggers' Day for Burma on the 4th of October

International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“.