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Mother of two, living life in small-town South Africa

Hail! The bloggers of Burma

Fascinating insight into what bloggers risked to bring news and images to the world of Burma’s Saffron Revolution: ‘Bloggers who risked all to reveal the junta’s brutal crackdown in Burma’

This is cyberactivism at its best – and most dangerous. The Bloggers of Burma are living in fear, but managed to transmit some of the most powerful images and information about the revolution before the government responded by switching off all access to the Internet.

As the Times article ends off: “… if there is ever a monument to the heroes of the Saffron Revolution it should certainly feature a statue of a skinny boy in a T-shirt and thick glasses hunched over a computer and a digital camera”.

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