Video of journalist murder in Burma

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This video from Japanese news television shows the murder of journalist Nagai Kenji by Burmese security forces.

[Update] Second video added, link courtesy of Julián Ortega Martínez.

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[Update 2:] Adam has posted some excellent analysis of the effect that this video is having on the debate in Japan. I urge everyone here for the video clips to read his article as well.

11 thoughts on “Video of journalist murder in Burma”

  1. Now that Nagai had become a matyr of free press.But I must have to say he is also a victim of trhe conwardly of Japanese big media.
    APF is a company selling materials to major TV broadcasters who fear to tread in the combat zone.So that will push free contractor like Nagai more into the danger zone.

    Nagai,first timer in Myanmar was elsewhere.Gaza,Baghdad,Bosnia.Back in the days of Vietnam war,lots of J-reporters from big medias were in combat zones and many of them had lost their lives.Even Komori Yoshihisa,condenmned unjustifably by Steven Clemmons on WaPO as heartening a rightwinger to set fire on Kato Kouichi’s home, was in Saigon and stayed all along during the fall.

    But today neither NHK nor other broadcasters want send their own people.None of their own reporters were in Kabul at the time the city fell in the hand of the Northern Alliance in November 2001.Same goes to those who operate outside of the greenzone in Baghdad now.

    Low payment and unstable job status would likely make these free lancers risk the danger of being at the scene when in abroad and financlial difficulty when at home.No life insuarance,because the company won’t take the contract.
    Mr.Nagai who was 50 years old at the time of his death,remained a single man.

  2. I can’t believe Google is letting automatic ads for travel and tourism to Burma continue to appear on this website. They ought to be ashamed.

  3. I bet if Burma had oil, the US Marines would be invading right now. So much for spreading “democracy”. Shame on the world for allowing this to happen.

  4. Actually, Burma has moderately substantial reserves of natural gas, and moderate reserves of oil as well. One statistic I found said that Burma might be as high as the 27th largest proven crude oil reserves, although the numbers are a bit wonky and unreliable seeming. In fact, Chinese and Indian support for the Burmese regime is primarily based on the country’s energy reserves, and Chinese support for Burma, symbolically manifested in their UN veto (with a possible second veto by Russia) is one of the things stopping any outside countries from getting very involved.

  5. Joanna, have you tried contacting Google about that? Maybe they would agree with you, and temporarily suspend ads promoting tourism in Burma. For what it’s worth, the vast majority of Google ads on searches for Burma or Myanmar are currently related to either the democracy movement or news coverage of current events.

  6. Free Burma!
    International Bloggers’ Day for Burma on the 4th of October

    International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“.

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