Journalist Aung Zaw escaped to Thailand after imprisonment for participating in Myanmar’s 1988 demonstrations. There he founded The Irrawaddy, a non-profit news magazine and website, an essential independent news source. The intent was to move its operation to Myanmar when possible, a move that is now in progress.
Other lectures in this series:
Sept 22 : Myanmar in 2012
Sept 29: Imagining Myanmar: Conquest, Collapse, and the Struggle for Community
Oct 6: People of Myanmar in the Pacific Northwest: Strength, Struggle and Spirit
Oct 13 : Buddhist Art and Architecture of Myanmar
Oct 20: Performing Ethnicity in Myanmar
Oct 27: Buddhist Activism in Myanmar
Nov 3: The Upland Peoples of Southeast Asia: Evading States for More Than Two Millennia
Nov 10: Journalism in Myanmar
Nov 17: From the Field: Conversations with Partners Asia
Dec 1: Prospects for Continuing Reform in Myanmar
Dec 8: Journalism in Myanmar
Fall series tickets, and single tickets from the November 10 lecture will be honored for Aung Zaw's talk.