I have would have to be staggeringly naive even for me to suggest that any potential detente happening in Burma is down to bloggers and the the occasional photo snatched with a camera phone. However, getting the message of what has been happening recently out to the wider world surely must have had some effect.
I’m still waiting for the hand held streaming via satellite internet video camera that could be used to gather evidence of protests anywhere in the world in real time. Maybe next year…
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