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March 25, 2013

#Rohingya: tweeting in the dark?

Activists take to social media to raise awareness about Myanmar's Rohingya.

A Rohingya asylum-seeker displays pictures of his wife and sister he left behind in Myanmar, as the group gather at the immigration detention center in Lhokseumawe, Indonesia, on April 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

#RohingyaNOW became the top hashtag trending on Twitter Monday. The hashtag refers to the Rohingya, a Muslim minority living within Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation. Despite being declared one of the world's most persecuted minorities by the UN, some feel there has been a lack of media coverage and poor international response to their situation.