The OpenNet Initiative is the work of a consortium of four universities: Toronto, Harvard, Cambridge, and Oxford. It has just released a report documenting the Internet shutdown in Burma: what the G-lite revolution was, and how Burma’s generals cracked down on it. Disconcerting reading.
In his email, Patrick McKiernan of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society writes:
“Pulling the Plug” builds upon past ONI research to contextualize the recent technical and political developments in Burma. In turn, the bulletin has implications for the role of information technology and citizen media on democracy and economic growth, which are among the topics that will occupy the Berkman Center over the next decade.