Monday, January 10, 2011

Burma campaign update

The Radios for Burma campaign in 2010 was a great success with the number of radios received well exceeding our target of 1500. As of 2 November we had received 1817 radios with more still coming. For more information about the Radios for Burma campaign go to our website:

One of our key objectives of the Burma campaign was to get the international community to start talking about the elections in terms of the three freedoms - expression, assembly and association - rather than using the 'free and fair' language. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said in a statement that, “There are the more than 2,000 persons in Myanmar who, in most cases, have been convicted by laws that limit freedom of expression and freedom of association and assembly and contravene international laws. “ This is a great achievement for all of our coordinated campaigning and advocacy work of the past months. The use of these terms is small in comparison to the serious human rights situation inside Burma, but significant in terms of our ability to shift international opinion and set the standards by which states should be measured.

If you haven't already, be sure to join the call for the three freedoms:

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