Burmese reporters risk lives to get news

Reporters for the Democratic Voice of Burma don’t just report news, they risk their lives for it.

In Burma, a military controlled nation in southeast Asia the government controls every aspect of the media, and public protesters are met with violent arrests. The reporters for the DVB record events on their small cameras, then smuggle the footage out of the country to Norway and then broadcast back to the country.

The 2008 documentary Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country follows these reporters as they record the 2007 protest led by 15,000 Buddhist monks known as the Saffron Revolution. During the protest Japanese reporter Kenji Nagai is killed by a soldier while trying to take pictures of the march.

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