Is it you who sends those pictures out?
As one of my professors used to say, the problem with lying is that facts are hard thing. Occasionally you bump into them. Now, the brutal repression of protesters in Burma is being documented and broadcast for the world to see. Burmese authorities are fighting a losing battle against an army of citizen journalists. An expert on the region said:
Modern technology has become the generals' worst enemy
The regime's ham-fisted response will only make things worse:
The demonstrators were boxed in between Anawrahta Road and Maha Bandoola Road, she said. Dozens of protesters were arrested, bound and beaten. The troops pursued fleeing people into buildings, she said, singling out people with cameras.
If they were captured, she said, the troops beat them while shouting, “Is it you who sends those pictures out?”
A Japanese cameraman, Kenji Nagai of the video agency APF News, was shot and killed on Thursday during a demonstration near Sule Pagoda. He appeared to have been shot point blank by a soldier while he was lying face up on the street.