“The Magic Pool” – Campaign Video for a Better Tourism in Burma
January 6, 2013 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off

This spot entitled The Magic Pool was produced in Burma by the director Moe Thorn, featuring in the main role Adam Fraser as tourist. Please watch and share!

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Tourism to Burma: What is in it for the Rulers?
April 19, 2012 – 11:31 am | Comments Off
Tourism to Burma: What is in it for the Rulers?

Tourism to Burma is booming. Ethical concerns that previously persuaded some travelers not to set foot on Burmese soil have largely been pushed aside, pointing to the Burmese opposition’s NLD welcoming tourists, as long as …

Hijacking Mobile Networks: Model or Utopia?
April 16, 2011 – 12:55 pm | Comments Off
Hijacking Mobile Networks: Model or Utopia?

While hijacking aircrafts is nothing particularly fancy in the history of the Burmese democracy movement, a new form of hijacking might prove more effective – albeit less dramatic – than taking the plane. As The …

Producing Credibility in Talking about Burma
March 13, 2011 – 1:42 pm | Comments Off
Producing Credibility in Talking about Burma

With their elections in last year’s November, the Burmese junta has poured out upon us a cornucopia full of shiny new arguments – or merely revamped ones. All kinds of policy makers and advocacy groups …

Tags: disputeexpertsPlatosanctions

Burma on the Blogs: Tools to Analyze the Burmosphere
January 30, 2011 – 1:15 pm | Comments Off
Burma on the Blogs: Tools to Analyze the Burmosphere

If we want to monitor and analyze blogs with a focus on issues around Burma and Burmese, we can resort to a basic set of tools that was mainly introduced for business (identifying trends and …

Tags: blogosphereWeb 2.0

The Anatomy of Foreign Investments in Burma
January 8, 2011 – 7:09 pm | Comments Off
The Anatomy of Foreign Investments in Burma

It has been pointed out that foreign investments in Burma are no magic potion by which we can simply “switch on” better times, and it is indeed misleading when this form of engagement is presented …

The Power of Blogs to Circumvent Virtual Fire Walls
October 30, 2010 – 2:01 pm | Comments Off
The Power of Blogs to Circumvent Virtual Fire Walls

The independent Burmese media outlet Irrawaddy has yesterday reported 450,000 page views on its blog during the period of one month after its launch, although the number of unique visitors can be expected to be …

Tags: censorshipChinajournalismRussia