Political activists connect via web conference

Tuesday, May 31 2011

Video conferencing technology is a great way for companies to collaborate on projects - and it seems that people fighting for freedom around the world have come to the same conclusion. According to the Hong Kong Standard, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese activist, held a video conference with fellow political reformers in Hong Kong this week.

Ms. Suu Kyi was recently released from house arrest, which she was placed under after criticizing the Burmese government. She is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and speaks to people working towards greater political freedom around the world. During the event, she responded to 35 questions from the audience.

The crowd she addressed was composed of 2,000 teachers, students and members of the public. Ms. Suu Kyi gave a message of hope to those living under political repression. "This is a question people often ask themselves: why are we fighting for democracy?" she told the assembled crowd "As long as you can answer that question, then you will always find new ways to help you continue the fight."