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The Rohingya crisis: What is behind these 1.2 million titres?
Maybe you've seen the photos on your media feed - graphical photos of burnt towns and wounded or deaths. About one million TV shows were sent out because of the recent outbreak of violent crime in Myanmar. Meme and countless hash tags are in circulation, and Malala Yousafazai, the 20-year-old Nobel Laureate, twittered a testimony that has been heard about 73,000 time.
At least 123,000 refugees from Myanmar (also known as Burma ) in Southeast Asia have been reported to have escaped to Bangladesh since 25 August. A large number of refugees describe Burma's armed and Rhaqhin Buddhist groups that are destroying communities and murdering civilians. 2. In Myanmar, too, there was at the end of August armed repression following the Rohingya fighters' attack on policing stations and the murder of 12 members of the guard force.
Last weekend at least 1.2 million Rohingya stories were broadcast. Myanmar" and 220,000 "Burma" were another 956,000. Among the hastags were #RohingyaMuslims with 55,000 toweets, #PrayForRohingya with 25,000 toweets and #WeAreAllRohingya with 1000 toweets. Humans Rights Watch released a satelite picture showing the burning of communities in 10 areas in Burma, in a twist that has been tweetd. 3,500 copies.
A number of sociomedia practitioners, among them Professor Rula Jebreal in Rome, claim that there is less interest in this subject because the sacrifices are Muslims. Since 25 August, the BBC has been publishing at least 17 essays on the subject of force on-line. Many in the media, like Malala Yousafazai, criticise Myanmar de facto political activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, saying that she does not defend the people.
Today, as the UN reports, there is no room in the Bangladesh refugee camp for new arrivals, and there are few indications that the pouring out of media will decrease.
The BBC - Burma with Simon Reeve
Last August, the runaway state of the hemisphere was bewildered when a violent army action expelled several hundred thousand Rohingya-Muslims. He travels from there to the northern, Buddhist core areas of Burma and the breathtaking old city of Bagan - a view that can keep up with the great miracles of the earth.
In Bangladesh Simon is visiting to hit the violently traumatized migrants.