Double your impact: buy a radio for Burma today and get one free

Earlier this year Amnesty supporters helped to fund 4,000 radios for communities in remote areas of Burma. The many thank you messages included in the film above are moving testimonies to the impact of your generosity. But they also serve as powerful reminders that we need to do more.

We are delighted by the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and take seriously her call for freedom of expression. With your help we are hoping to raise enough money to send another 10,000 radios into Burma and help even the most remote communities access information outside of state control.

Amazingly you have already bought over a thousand radios, and thanks to our generous friends at the Co-op that means double that will be going into Burma. Please help us reach our target of 10,000 radios by buying one today.

Thanks to your donations we closed this appeal in November 2010. You can still donate to Amnesty and support similar work around the world.

The recent election in Burma has done nothing to improve people’s rights – the government continues to attempt to control everything people watch, read and hear. Aung San Suu Kyi’s release, given so much media attention in the UK, is unlikely to have received as much coverage in her own country.

A radio is one of the few tools that can help cut through the censorship by enabling people to get independent information, outside of state control, on stations including Democratic Voice of Burma, BBC World Service, Voice of American and Radio Free Asia. But few people in Burma can afford a radio. You can change that. Please buy a radio today and help break the silence for hundreds of communities across Burma.

UPDATE: If you would like more information about the campaign, the radios or how they will be distributed have a look at our latest FAQ’s. Download ‘Burma Radios Campaign Frequently Asked Questions – 17 November 2010′ (pdf)

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