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Burmese Students Cellblog From Protests

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In most instances, blogging is all about inaccuracy, dick jokes, and blurry pictures of LOLCATS. In this instance, however, it’s about taking down a dictatorial junta in a country where the media is as tightly controlled and editorial freedom is but a pipe dream.

Student protesters are acting as “citizen journalists” in Burma, posting cellphone images and content life from the protests that are rocking the country this week. This sort of work breaks down the walls filter that naturally occurs when news organizations try to make sense of what’s going on with limited resources and local knowledge. Imagine what would happen if pleasure domes like North Korea had a few thousand cellbloggers clogging the streets.

Bloggers go armed with mobile phones [TheAge]

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