Burmese journalist Swe Win has survived an assassination attempt and detention by his own government. Now he leads his Yangon-based news outlet, Myanmar Now, from exile, and his newsroom is in hiding.
On this week’s Kicker, reporter and essayist E. Tammy Kim, and Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, speak with Swe Win about journalism under threat in Myanmar, and why he so desperately wants to return despite the threat.
Swe Win on journalism in Myanmar, the coup, and what comes next, E. Tammy Kim, CJRAmanda Darrach is a contributor to CJR and a visiting scholar at the University of St Andrews School of International Relations. Follow her on Twitter @thedarrach.