Burma and the Media: Amplifying Voices for Democracy
7:00 PM ET
Join the Paley Center’s president and CEO, Pat Mitchell—along with Nobel Peace Laureates, Burmese and international journalists, and documentary filmmakers—for a compelling and timely discussion of how global and social media are fueling the democracy movement of Burma. The people of Burma suffer daily at the hands of the ruling military junta. The regime’s violent abuse of its own people—ranging from the imprisonment and torture of political dissenters to the systematic sexual violence and rape of women—puts it in the ranks of some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. But, as the list of human rights abuses grows, so do the calls from within Burma for peace, justice, and democracy. These calls are building global momentum, as global and social media bring the world previously untold stories within Burma.
The evening will also premiere a short documentary on the recent International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma, an unprecedented event held last year in New York and witnessed by people around the globe on the Internet.
Presented with Nobel Women's Initiative.
This event is part of the Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series.
Lway Aye Nang, Women's League of Burma
Annie Sundberg, Producer/Director, Burma Soldier
Khin May Zaw, Senior Editor for Multimedia, Radio Free Asia
Moderator: Pat Mitchell, President/CEO, The Paley Center for Media
Additional panelists to be announced.