Wednesday, August 19, 2009

PBS Wide Angle: "Eyes of the Storm": the junta supresses reporting of Cyclone Nargis in Burma

Aaron Brown (often on CNN, a major reporter on 9/11) narrates the 40 minute film PBS Wide Angle “Eyes of the Storm” about Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) in May 2008, along with the political aftermath, including the continued repression of journalists by the ruling junta that has no real ideology.

MPT aired this on August 19, 2009 with this link.

The PBS link is here.

The program started with the coverage of a trial of a female journalist arrested for having “the wrong people” in her own home.

The documentary showed the carnage of the typhoon, but spent more time on social and political conditions in the country, including a ten year old forced to raise his siblings.

Check also ABC’s Foreign Correspondent here.

Attribution link for NOAA diagram of cyclone.

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