Category Archives: Burma

Pressfreedom in Burma – Change?

What effect is digital technology having on efforts to defend and improve press and broadcasting freedom in Burma? As described before, digital technologies as in digi- and mobile cams, the web and social media have helped the DVB to spread the word, to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s poem in Burmese

“Two years ago, a poet who wrote a poem dedicated to Valentine’s day. But, if we look at the initials of the words that he wrote, they mean ‘the fool is the general’. -But the authorities found out later and … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi soon part of Twitter-Community?

Aung San Suu Kyi has become an icon of peaceful resistance in the face of repression. The 65-year-old Burmese has spent most of the last 20 years in some form of imprisonment because of her efforts to bring democracy to Burma. … Continue reading

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The Story of Burma

“We have to rely on handicams. But the things we did with these things could shake up the people of Burma, as well as the people around the world.” (Quote from the movie Burma VJ) It had been quiet for … Continue reading

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Burma VJ – Interview Joshua

This is a transcript of my phone-interview with Joshua. He’s been working as a VJ for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) since 2005. We talked about the general situation in the country and about the importance of digital technologies. How would you describe … Continue reading

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Burma VJ – Introduction

“Armed with video-cameras a tenacious band of Burmese reporters face down death to expose the repressive regime controlling their country” (Burma VJ – documentary feature) I talked to two of those tenacious journalists, Joshua and Sam, VJs of the DVB. I … Continue reading

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Press and Broadcast Freedom in Burma

What effect has digital technology had on efforts to defend and improve press and broadcasting freedom in Burma? ‘Press freedom in Burma’ – for journalists in the country this phrase is an oxymoron. Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has ranked Burma 174th … Continue reading

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