Blogging for independence in Burma
Posted by E on September 28, 2007
Decades ago, back in 1988 to be precise, when bloodshed last erupted in Burma, thousands of student protesters were killed behind closed doors. Today it is a different story. The biggest story yet is not only the footage of peaceful Buddhist monks being fired upon by the army, but the individual acts of revolt that aim to spread the word about the violence on the streets of Rangoon.
Blogging for Political Change: Myanmar’s Dissidents is an ABC news article that depicts some of the struggles encountered by Burmese bloggers who are trying to get the word out via internet forums and online journals.
Censorship is not something new, and dissidence in the form of smuggled correspondence has been around far before the age of internet. However, nothing has reached as many people as fast as spreading news through this medium. Let’s hope that those nameless brave bloggers, wherever they are, will somehow sense and be empowered by all the support directed at them throughout the free world.