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Journalists in Myanmar Finally Get Their Awards

Thirteen years after being named as Golden Pen of Freedom laureates, Myanmar journalists San San Nweh and U Win Tin finally get their awards.

by Nick Tjaardstra nick.tjaardstra@wan-ifra.org | June 1, 2013

This is a great story – awarded in 2001 in recognition of their “outstanding services to the cause of press freedom in Burma” (Myanmar), at the time both were serving harsh prison sentences in Yangon’s notorious Insein prison in connection to their writing.

Goes to show you how much things have changed in Myanmar. But as the laureates say, there is still a long way to go.

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