SEAPA welcomes Aung Zaw Min from Myanmar as a project manager for the project on Strengthening Ethnic Voices in Myanmar (SEVM), supported by a grant from the European Union.
This two-year project starting this year will focus its activities in seven states in Myanmar (Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Mon, Shan, Karen and Arakan) by strengthening the technical and organizational capacity of independent ethnic media groups in order to contribute towards the ongoing peace process, and to further provide the local populace with plural and independent media that impact on them. This project also aims to create news and media friendly environment where local politicians, parliamentarians and community-based organizations (CBOs) can better cooperate with the ethnic media outlets to serve the local population.
Aung Zaw Min will be responsible for overall management and implementation of the project. He will be working together with the SEAPA the Executive director and the Burma News International (BNI), a network of ethnic news media that mainly operated in exile for over a decade. BNI is a partner of this project.
Aung Zaw Min is a 2010 SEAPA journalism fellow.