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8.8.88: Burma’s Past + Future

By Free Burma VJ Campaign and The Best Friend  •  August 8, 2011

The Free Burma VJ Campaign and the Best Friend Library on Saturday organised a special event to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of Burma’s nationwide pro-democracy uprising where shared information about new campaign developments.

The event took place at the Sangdee Gallery in Chiang Mai, and attracted around 90 people.

Speakers at the event included Aung Myo Min, an 1988 student leader and executive director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, and Kyaw Zwa Moe, a former political prisoner and current managing editor of The Irrawaddy. Both discussed how their past experiences continue to shape and inform their work today.

In addition, we learned about the Democratic Voice of Burma’s Free Burma VJ campaign,  for the release of its 17 video journalists currently jailed in Burma.

We also explored a recently formed campaign calling for the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in Burma.

The Free Burma VJ Campaign and The Best Friend library are grateful for your continued support of Burma and its people, and we thank you for your participation in the event on Saturday.

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