Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Burma VJ

Check out the documentary Burma VJ, which goes to show that mobile journalism is being used all over the planet. In this piece, journalists worked secretly to take video of a country where it is prohibited. The footage was smuggled out to make this eye-opening piece.

Here is the description:
"Armed with small handycams undercover Video Journalists in Burma keep up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. Their material is smuggled out of Burma and broadcast back via satellite.

Joshua, age 27, becomes tactical leader of a group of reporters, as Buddhist monks in September 2007 lead a massive uprising. Foreign TV crews are banned from the country, so its left to Joshua and his crew to keep the revolution alive on TV screens all over. As government intelligence understands the power of the camera, the VJs become their prime target."

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