Saturday, September 29, 2007

Burma blogs

Below is a list of some of the best blogs on the situation in Burma (hat tip to Mr Eugenides)


The Irrawaddy News: Rolling updates and photos from protests. There are unconfirmed reports that 7 monks have been killed.

Jotman - liveblogging and media coverage from Bangkok.

Nyein Chan Yar: Photos, accounts of the protests and links. The authorities have barred access to Blogger. (via Blood and Treasure)

Ko Htike - mostly in Burmese but a combination of news organisation and eyewitness photos, as well as some English content. He tells of working in hospital emergency ward and 4 gunshot victims coming in, one of whom died on arrival.
Narinjara: more photos and news.

Kachin News (representing the northern Burmese Kachin minority): 250 monks rounded up by riot police and taken away.

Prayer of Peace - Filmmaker and activist blog - based in Thailand, but updates and photos.
Asian Human Rights Commission

Burma page - video, news updates and background

Voices for Burma People Power - news collated from various sources

Burma Digest - lots of photos from recent days

7 comments:

Andy Clark said...

Hello,

People can send messages of support to the demonstraters in Burma via our web page and radio broadcasts. We are Radio Netherlands Dutch international broadcaster and we have Short Wave transmissions into the country our homepage www.radionetherlands.nl
best regards

Andy Clark - head English department Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Mike Ion said...

Andy

Thanks for this - really iuseful news.

Mike

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!“.

www.free-burma.org

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!“.

www.free-burma.org

joaquin said...

The Un should have more power to negotiate.

SOPHIE LWIN said...

Hello,
I would like to ask you for a favor, to talk about and post the new campaign dontforgetburma.org if it is not too much trouble for you.

We created this site because we wanted a space where normal people could show that although the media spotlight over Burma may have dimmed, we are still thinking of Burma.

The team that runs this site came together through the "Support the Monks' Protest in Burma " Facebook group (439,000 members) and has created the website www.burma-watch.org .

We're a team of activists from around the world that work around the clock on our sites, we were key to coordinating the Global Day of Action for Burma on October 6th 2007 and Aung Sang Suu Kyi day (October 24th 2007).

We'd like to thank our launch partners who have helped make this project work., they are: Burma Campaign UK, The US Campaign for Burma, Avaaz.org, the European Burma Network and wearenotafraid.com .

About Burma

Burma is ruled by one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world; a dictatorship charged by the United Nations with a "crime against humanity" for its systematic abuses of human rights, and condemned internationally for refusing to transfer power to the legally elected Government of the country – the party led by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

In September 2007 monks led thousands of peaceful protestors onto the streets of Burma. The Burmese military put this peaceful uprising down with ruthless brutality routinely using violence and torture against the protestors, even the monks. The people of Burma have lived under military dictatorship for 45 years. The last peaceful uprising that occurred in1988 was brutally put down by the army killing at least 3,000 people. However the West didn't act because very little news came out of Burma. This time is different, we know people have been tortured, we know hundreds and possibly thousands of people have been murdered by the regime in an attempt to put down the uprising.

To make sure the world doesn't forget get active, submit a photo of support to this site, join the Facebook group and find a local activist organisation via http://www.burma-watch.org/index.php?option=com_glossary&Itemid=113

Sophie Lwin
sophielwin.blogspot.com

TheAztec said...

Im also adding post to my blog on Burma. See http://aztecinlondon.blogspot.com