Saffron revolution

February 24, 2009

The Kenji Nagai Award

The Kenji Nagai Award for Journalism was announced at the Burma Media Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand this week. The Burma Media Association created the award to honour the Japanese video journalist who was killed on the streets of Rangoon by a Burmese soldier during the saffron revolution of September, 2007. The inaugral award goes […]

October 1, 2007

The Saffron suppression

The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win [a former intelligence officer for Burma’s ruling junta ], said: ‘Many more people have been killed in recent days than you’ve heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand.’ Mr Win, who spoke out as a Swedish diplomat predicted that the revolt has […]

September 27, 2007

Bloody saffron revolution

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the death of a Japanese news photographer on the streets of Rangoon this morning. Another foreign journalist was reportedly injured. The press casualties came after the security forces opened fire on demonstrators near the Tarder Hotel in the centre of Rangoon. link Meanwhile… One photographer imprisoned and five journalists […]

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

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 […]