Aung Zaw

Aung Zaw is founder and editor of the Irrawaddy magazine.


Send E-mail to Aung Zaw


Future of Exiled Burmese Media

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
As international businesses and donors clamor to move inside Burma it is easy to forget the crucial role the exiled media still has to play in championing reform.

How Much Freedom Does Burmese Media Enjoy?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Drafting of new media law promises much in a changing political landscape, but rise of cronyism and lack of proper training offers new challenges to press freedom.

Five Days in Burma

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Five days is a short time to spend in one's country after nearly a quarter of a century in exile, but it is enough to get some sense of what is happening during this period of change in Burma.

New Doors are Opening in Burma

Monday, January 16, 2012
The release of Burma’s most prominent political prisoners has significantly increased the chances of the country moving towards reconciliation and democracy, as well as broadened the means of doing so.

Are There Cracks in Thein Sein's Cabinet?

Friday, January 6, 2012
Behind the doors of the all-powerful NDSC, internal rifts threaten to destabilize the president's plans of reform.

bullet Thai-Burmese Relations: Mutual Necessity Trumps Historical Animosity

bullet Farewell to a Revolutionary, Good Riddance to a Despot

bullet Is Than Shwe Still Pulling the Strings?

bullet China’s Future Role in Burma

bullet Ending the Vicious Circle—Making Peace in Burma



A Tradition Revived, and a Cartoonist Remembered

Saturday, November 12, 2011
The revival of an annual cartoon exhibition in Rangoon brings back fond memories of Ba Gyan, an artist revered for his ability to skewer politicians with his pen.

A Spirit That Never Dies

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In 1988, Min Ko Naing took an oath to continue the fight until democracy and human rights were restored in Burma. He has never wavered from that pledge.

The Eye of the Storm

Friday, October 7, 2011
A meeting between Thein Sein and Suu Kyi brought a ray of political sunshine to Burma, but will the winds of change blow strong enough to sweep away the dark clouds of repression that still swirl around the country?

Et Tu, General?

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The careers of Tin Oo and Khin Nyunt, two former spy chiefs who had built intelligence empires, prove that no top leader in Burma is invincible.

Burma’s Puppet Show

Friday, February 4, 2011
Burma's Parliament has finally chosen its president and vice-presidents, but Snr-Gen Than Shwe is still the one in charge of this puppet show.

bullet The Emperor Looks to The Future

bullet The Simple Soldier

bullet Selection Time Precedes Election Time in Burma

bullet Playing with Superpowers

bullet Peng Jiasheng’s Fall from Grace



Home |News |Regional |Business |Opinion |Multimedia |Sepcial Feature |Interview |Magazine |Archives |Research
Copyright © 2008 Irrawaddy Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved.