Mission: Empower civic engagement
through digital technologies.
Emphasis: Education, Communication,
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One of the most repressive
regimes of the 21st Century
Human rights abuses:
Rape as a tool of war
Over 3,000 villages destroyed over
past 10 years - twice as many as
In Exile: more than 3 million
Sophisticated network of
Youth Perspectives from the Thai-Burma Border
Young Burmese with access to the internet were
more likely to identify themselves as activists
Saffron Revolution www.uscampaignforburma.org
Mobile phones were used by monks and other citizen
journalists to send information to the outside world.
OpenNet Initiative, Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma, at http://opennet.net/research/bulletins/013.
Will governments learn that silencing mobiles and the
internet are a necessary step in any crackdown?
"In Burma, the military controls all
communications technology. But
technology is very important to change.
The Burmese military is trying to hide
human rights abuses inside (the
country). To show human rights abuses
we need technology. People who are
doing bad deeds need to be afraid."
-U Pyinya Zawta
All Burma Monks Alliance
1. Education 2. Inter-ethnic dialogue
3. Communication technology
What? Making human
rights data accessible &
How? Mapping text
messages for human Where? Piloting with human
rights workers to rights organizations operating in
coordinate a response and around Burma
All Burma IT Student Union
ABITSU stands against the Burmese Military Regime
and work to remove the Military Dictatorship, to
generate more IT skilled personnel and build the
infrastructure for a future democratic government of
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“ Because Einstein was a refugee but could still do great things”
Digital Pen Pals -
American students with
refugee youth overseas.
“Concepts such as truth, justice and compassion cannot be
dismissed as trite when these are often the only bulwarks
which stand against ruthless power.”
-Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel Peace Prize 1991
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