Monday, October 01, 2007

Government CrackDowns in the Internet Age

Click on the title to this post to read a brief discussion of how various websites and social networks are covering the government crackdown in Burma (Myanmar). There is the Democratic Voice of Burma, a website based in Norway. and a Facebook group supporting the Buddhist monks who are leading the protests in Burma. is another website linking interested viewers to footage of the government crackdown and giving handy links to the UN Secretary General to register outrage and demand action. Human Rights Watch offers more links and info. And the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) has released satellite images that document the military junta's abuses.

It's harder to be a military dictatorship in the age of the Internet, as the Chinese government has found (for example, read this report from Human Rights Watch on the Internet in China).

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