New film documents Burma’s undercover reporters

14 12 2009

URL: http://cpj.org/blog/2009/04/new-film-documents-burmas-undercover-reporters.php. Source: Committee to Protect Journalists.

“Get that guy–he’s a reporter.” The order, shouted in Burmese amid the chilling sound of gunfire, can be heard in the preview of the new documentary, “Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country” by Danish filmmaker Anders Ostergaard. The preview also includes the now-notorious footage of a Burmese soldier fatally shooting Japanese cameraman Kenji Nagai at point blank as the journalist filmed the 2007 monk-led uprising known as the Saffron Revolution.

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