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Burma: A Modern Anomaly

  • Emily Jacobi
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Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 2)

Abstract

This chapter offers an in-depth account of the use of mobile phones during the Saffron Revolt of 2007 in Burma/Myanmar. While not the first example of using mobiles as a form of political activism and resistance in authoritarian regimes, the Burma example may be considered a case in point insofar it fully proves the potential, the limits, and the risks to human life when citizens engage in mobile-based activism in the midst of repression, violence and political conflict.

Keywords

Mobile Phone Refugee Camp Mobile Phone Usage Camera Phone Military Government 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Digital DemocracyNew YorkUSA

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