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Power through peace

In exile, Burmese monks still carry the torch
Now is a critical time for democracy's worldwide battle against totalitarianism. Rioters in Iran are disputing the outcome of a possibly stolen presidential election. North Korea has sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor for allegedly crossing the border into the closed country from China.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 18, 2009
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Pixel revolt

Burma VJ's heroic dissident journalists
Anders Østergaard's Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country is paced and edited with the keen, polished urgency of a thriller — there are frantic, confused phone conversations, along with gloomy music and a healthy amount of ominous foreshadowing — but most of its footage is shaky, off-center, and drastically pixelated, even when viewed on a television.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2009

Review: Burma VJ

Showcases the heroism of ordinary Burmese people
Unlike totalitarian states with cult-of-personality frontmen, Burma's government is a nameless, faceless junta.
By LANCE GOULD  |  June 16, 2009

Student activists vow to keep pressure on the Junta

Weeks after thousands of red-clad Burmese monks and civilians protesting in the streets rocked world headlines, students are determined not to let the spotlight on the issue slip.
By TE-PING CHEN  |  October 10, 2007

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