Sunday, 14 November 2010

Good Luck Aung San Suu Kyi.

     I have just searched 20 hours of twitter posts; there is only one mention of Aung San Suu Kyi's release from 15 years of house arrest in Burma; a woman who was elected to government there and then incarcerated by the ruling elite who have ran a military dictatorship during that time.I was surprised because whilst most of those I follow are within literary circles, I am linked up to the Irish Times, RTE and the New York Times as well as several local journalists, so I would have expected some recognition of the weighty events in Burma yesterday. Many of the posts over the weekend are about x-factor, football, what to do at the weekend, NY Times: free trade,OK that's alright and you were the only one mentioned events in Burma, then there were one or two mentions of Remembrance Day.On the BBC World  News the item is only 7th on the most watched list after something about Elvis getting drunk and something about James Blunt.
     Good luck Aung San Suu Kyi, you are going to need it. I hope you have a chance to link up to twitter,set up a facebook page and study news feeds from around the world.You will find that in fifteen years things have changed, celeb is God, the world is bankrupt and it is a very dangerous place for  brave women who raise their heads above the parapet.

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