Aung Zaw

Aung Zaw is founder and editor of the Irrawaddy magazine.
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Win Tin was a true believer in democracy and press freedom. His unrelenting, sharp criticism of Burma’s past and current government will be greatly missed.

Friday, April 4, 2014

For many Myanmar dissidents living in exile, forged travel documents were the only thing standing between them and prison.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Peace and prosperity will only come to Myanmar when its economy is based on something other than the ruthless exploitation of its people and resources.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Win Tin, whose funeral is held in Rangoon on Wednesday, remained unbroken despite nearly two decades in prison, and told his jailers to go to

Friday, March 28, 2014

An increasingly skeptical public sees a “new Burma” where power remains in the same old hands, and “problems of the past” are still present-day realities.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On the eve of Armed Forces Day, speculation swirls that a meeting among the “big four” in Burma’s politics may be nigh.