Open Net Initiative Issues Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in BurmaOctober 23rd, 2007 — inanafricanminute
Adding to their long history of the study of Internet filtering, the OpenNet Initiative has compiled, and released today, a bulletin on the recent demonstrations in Burma and the Burmese government’s shutdown of the Internet there. The executive summary of “Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma” begins:
“This bulletin examines the role of information technology, citizen journalists, and bloggers in Burma and presents a technical analysis of the abrupt shutdown of Internet connectivity by the Burmese government on September 29, 2007, following its violent crackdown on protesters there.
Here at the Internet & Democracy project, we are working on a complimentary study that addresses the recent crackdown from a wider lens. This case study will address the strengthening of civil society movements since the late 1990’s, global public opinion on the Burmese fight for democracy and Burmese government reaction to these developments.