Wednesday, September 26, 2007

can't stop the signal

God bless the internet. From AFP:
Savvy young bloggers in Myanmar are breaking through the military junta's tight Internet controls to post photos and videos of swelling anti-government protests, experts said Tuesday.

The government blocks almost every website that carries news or information about the Southeast Asian country, and even bars access to web-based email.

But an army of young techies in Yangon works around the clock to circumvent the censors, posting pictures and videos on blogs almost as soon as the protests happen.

Many of these images have been picked up by mainstream news organisations, because bloggers have managed to capture images that no one else can get.

Here's an interesting article on one Burmese blogger and the attempts of people inside Burma to contact him (including Burmese officials spreading disinformation).

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