maandag 3 oktober 2011

Nog meer Irrawaddy nieuws

Dit ontving ik zojuist van een kritische maar ook voorzichtig hoopvolle hoofdredacteur Aung Zaw. Voor het eerst in twintig jaar de stem van een prominent journalist uit de diaspora officieel in een publicatie in Birma.

Critical Interview by The Irrawaddy’s Editor Published in Local Journal
In a rare move, the Burmese press censorship board allowed a Rangoon-based journal to publish an interview with the editor and founder of The Irrawaddy. In his interview with Eleven Weekly journal, The Irrawaddy editor Aung Zaw shared his critical views on Burma's latest political developments and touched on the need for greater press freedom inside Burma. He also talked about the bilateral relationship between China and Burma after Burmese President Thein Sein surprisingly suspended the Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam project in Burma's Kachin State. Aung Zaw, a veteran exiled journalist, has extensively written about various aspects of Burma's military rule over the past two decades. The interview, the first of its kind with an exiled news editor by a local journal, was published in journal's weekly print edition and on its internet website.