[Air-L] information about burma/myanmar social networks

Donald Matheson donald.matheson at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Nov 19 18:55:44 PST 2009

This is probably too obvious, but what springs to mind for me is the  
Democratic Voice of Burma, based in Norway.

Richard Ehrlich makes a good case for blogs being instrumental in  
bearing witness to the crackdown in 2007:

Ehrlich, R. S. (2007) Myanmar's blogs of bloodshed. Asian Times  
Online, 29 September. Available at http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/II29Ae02.html 



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Check out: Matheson, Donald and Allan, Stuart (2009) Digital War  
Reporting. Cambridge: Polity

On 20/11/2009, at 12:32 PM, Nikki Usher wrote:

> Hi:
> I'm beginning to do some research on social networks (particularly  
> online)
> in Burma/Myanmar. If anyone has information about expat networks,  
> activist
> groups, or more importantly, knowledge about social networks inside  
> burma,
> that'd be great - I'd appreciate any leads.
> Many thanks.
> -- 
> Nikki Usher
> Doctoral Student
> Knight Digital Media Center Research Assistant
> Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
> University of Southern California
> mobile: 213-220-7824
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