The Free-Burma.org protest site for bloggers was launched by two German college students. They got the idea from a multi-lingual Wiki page that was set up last month as a forum to allow participants around the world to brainstorm ideas on how to show support for the protesters in Burma.The internet has been banned in Burma. Bloggers who recorded and posted about the regin's bloody crackdown on protest are in hiding - Bloggers who risked all to reveal the junta’s brutal crackdown in Burma There has been a flood of reports of alleged brutal killings, disappearances and arrests as the military in Myanmar stamped out the anti-government protests of the last week.
At least 1,000 people have been arrested in Yangon alone, the majority of them monks. Numerous key figures in the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party, and other activists are among those arrested.
Here are a few resources to help you find out more about the situation in Burma.
- The Free Burma site itself
- Ko Htike is a blogger in exile London. You can find his blog here - ko htike's prosaic collection
- Amnesty International's suggests action we can all take to help condemn the use of violencde against peaceful protestors Release Myanmar protesters
- Updates on Mission to Myanmar and other items Burmese - Burma (Myanmar) Blog
- A list of blogs about Burma
- Wilsons Blogmanac - lists more resources
- The Australian Burma Gateway
- Well done to the Australian government for refusing to accept a military commander as the new Burmese amassador to Australia. Australia rejects ambassador to Canberra
- Deborah of Life in the Fast Lane has created a very comprehensive post as her contribution to this blogging for Burma day - Free Burma