When we went to press at 1:00 A.M. EST this morning (each day's Agitator is posted at that time) we expressed concern that with the situation in Burma about to explode none of the major human rights groups had anything current on their websites.

Within hours the void was filled by Amnesty International US with stunning photos and a call to action. Amnesty Canada and Amnesty International itself also posted a news release on the situation in Burma, calling on the U.N. Security Council to act. As of now (2:45 P.M.), still nothing on the websites of Amnesty UK and Human Rights Watch.

For a great example of why the BBC is, in my judgement, the best integrator of online and offline content and in involving its audience take a look at the today's site. Check out the on-the-ground comments and observations from inside Burma, as well as how the BBC makes it easy for its audience to upload content. Note also the caveat to avoid personal risk and injury.



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