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Burmese Cyclone - News Coverage

(May 2008)

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MA
themagicmonkey
Moz posted:
Quite a high profile correspondent for the BBC reporting from inside Burma - they're not naming him, but I think most of us here will know who he is from sight!


Why would they think it was worth withholding his name but have him appear on camera?
MO
Moz
themagicmonkey posted:
Moz posted:
Quite a high profile correspondent for the BBC reporting from inside Burma - they're not naming him, but I think most of us here will know who he is from sight!


Why would they think it was worth withholding his name but have him appear on camera?

Because the Burmese authorities may not know his name, and it'll be more difficult for them to get to him if they don't know his name.
SP
Spencer
Moz posted:
themagicmonkey posted:
Moz posted:
Quite a high profile correspondent for the BBC reporting from inside Burma - they're not naming him, but I think most of us here will know who he is from sight!


Why would they think it was worth withholding his name but have him appear on camera?

Because the Burmese authorities may not know his name, and it'll be more difficult for them to get to him if they don't know his name.


Are the Burmese authorities so inept that they can't stick a few obvious words into a Google image search to bring up his photo and name?
MO
Moz
Spencer For Hire posted:
Moz posted:
themagicmonkey posted:
Moz posted:
Quite a high profile correspondent for the BBC reporting from inside Burma - they're not naming him, but I think most of us here will know who he is from sight!


Why would they think it was worth withholding his name but have him appear on camera?

Because the Burmese authorities may not know his name, and it'll be more difficult for them to get to him if they don't know his name.


Are the Burmese authorities so inept that they can't stick a few obvious words into a Google image search to bring up his photo and name?

Probably.
IT
itsrobert Founding member
I can't follow the logic either. Surely they could just take a screengrab of him reporting on BBC World and distribute it amongst the police force? I'm sure that's what they did with Dan Rivers (CNN).
JU
juplia
themagicmonkey posted:
Moz posted:
Quite a high profile correspondent for the BBC reporting from inside Burma - they're not naming him, but I think most of us here will know who he is from sight!


Why would they think it was worth withholding his name but have him appear on camera?


[[NAME SNIP]] ,, btw Where in the world was [[NAME SNIP]] recently ??

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