Youtube and co. – our weekly telepolis video show
Nowadays war is always a war of images. This applies even, or even more so, to a country as hermetically sealed as burma. The fact that pictures and videos of the war waged by the military junta against its people are leaking out at all is largely thanks to the technical possibilities of the internet.
More than 100 videos documenting the clashes can currently be found on youtube alone. And even major tv stations are now forced to use footage that was illegally shot on location, mostly with cell phone cameras. In order to prevent all this, the military junta has meanwhile cut off internet connections to foreign countries. Murderers prefer to kill without eyewitnesses.