Tag: In Focus blog 2010 week 43

25. Oct 2010

Send in the clowns – Burma election Nov. 7 2010 by Anya Palm

Burma, Elections, In Focus blog 2010 week 43, InFocus

The spotlight is brightly
lit, while the preparations take place behind stage. The stage itself is empty
– for now – but every single seat in the audience is taken. All the VIP-guests
are in place – the UN, the ambassadors, the human rights defenders, the
experts. But despite a packed crowd, the theater is silent. The focus on the
empty stage is so intense that the spectators are not even exhaling. They are
waiting. They do not know what the show will be about and that is what makes
the waiting so tense. All they know is that it is a performance of utmost

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