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Cell phones, Web spread news of Myanmar

September 26, 2007

By DOUG MELLGREN, Associated Press Writer

OSLO, Norway – Cell phones and the Internet are playing a crucial role in telling the world about Myanmar‘s pro-democracy protests, with video footage sometimes transmitted one frame at a time.

Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday the junta has cut some cell phone service.

On the other side of the world in Oslo, a shoestring radio and television network called the Democratic Voice of Burma has been at the forefront of receiving and broadcasting such cyber dispatches by satellite TV and shortwave radio.

Chief editor Aye Chan Naing said the station, founded in 1992 by exiled Myanmar students, is able to pass on nearly real-time images and information about anti-government protests…

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