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Escaping Burma

Just when I was getting the feeling that journalists were getting “soft” and not concentrating on reporting real stories I found this on the BBC. A story like this is truly a story, which I why I also listen to the From Our Own Correspondent on BBC World. This is what journalism is all about and I hope that the BBC will continue to pursue the truth…

My photo had apparently been circulated to every military checkpoint. My name was being scoured for among all the records of foreigners travelling around the country. My crime, as they saw it, was to report on the cyclone that devastated the Irrawaddy Delta claiming thousands of lives.

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