September 28, 2007

Kenji Nagai shot dead in Rangoon

What appears to be footage of the Japanese photojournalist, 50 year old Kenji Nagai shot dead on the streets of Rangoon yesterday. Nagai was working for the Tokyo based APF video and photo agency. Killed for taking photos of protesters and soldiers. Here is an emailed tribute to Kenji Nagai on ko htike’s blog, On […]

September 26, 2007

Latest from Rangoon

The latest from Rangoon courtesy of Irrawaddy, At least two protestors were shot by security forces in downtown Rangoon near Sule Pagoda on Wednesday afternoon. One protestor reportedly died, according to people who took part in the demonstration. The source said the soldiers continued firing at the demonstrators, who numbered several thousand. link

September 25, 2007


The troops are out, but so are the monks and the people in what must now be one of the most heavily cameraphone filmed protest movements in the history of the devices. The Guardian’s Matthew Weaver is blogging developments and showing video from the streets and temples.

September 24, 2007

Monk power

picture link from ko htike I couldn’t resist snarling this photo to extend our Burma coverage into another post. Either come down hard on the Buddhist monks leading the protests — and risk turning pockets of dissent into nationwide outrage as reports and grainy mobile phone images of revered, maroon-robed men and boys being beaten […]

September 24, 2007

Some are calling it the Saffron Revolution

At least The Times is. But, if 1988 is anything to go by it’s still far too early to call. I’ve been watching the numbers go up over the last two days; 10,000, 20,000, 30,000, 50,000 and today 100,000. Them be the number of protesters, both monks and non-monks, on the streets and in the […]

September 22, 2007

Rewriting history

You won’t be finding any of the above mentioned in the latest Harper Collins travel guide to the beautiful and smogstuffed city of Beijing, One might find it a little surprising that HarperCollins is to publish a guide entitled Travel Around China to coincide with 2008’s Beijing Olympics that will make no mention of the […]