Burma VJ Denmark, 2008

Directed by Anders Østergaard
Produced by Lise Lense-Møller

  • What did they do?

    Armed with small handycams, undercover video journalists in Burma keep up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. Their material is smuggled out of Burma and broadcast back via satellite.

    Impact highlights:

    • With an estimated 30 million viewers, Burma VJ put the issue of Burma firmly on the international agenda
    • The ensuing political pressure helped bring about the release of Aung San Suu Kyi
    • Inspired a new generation of VJs and independent journalists within Burma
  • How did they do it?

    Read The Report (PDF)

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