Monday, May 19, 2008

Cyclone Nagris: Myanmar Citizen Journalism

Warning: Graphic Material in links
In the wake of Cyclone Nagris the international media has had a hard time getting into the Irrawaddy Delta to capture some images. Recently, a few Burmese citizens' videos and photographs have surfaced graphically depicting the damage. Via ABITSU (All Burma I.T. Student's Union) we are given this video from Laputta, one of the most heavily hit areas. It shows massive devastation and copious amounts of floating dead bodies.

Salai Thang captured photographs of the damage and the dead at the time of the cyclone and has posted them to this photo album.

The uncensored and graphic nature of these media pieces stands in direct opposition of the SPDC junta's media claims about the cyclone.