Minority Persecution and the Fading Promise of Democracy in Burma
Esther Htu San
Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press correspondent
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Margaret Morrison 103
Decades of military dictatorships are coming to an end in Burma, but the current government, under Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is restricting the space for civil society, repressing ethnic and religious minorities and arresting journalists on trumped up charges.
Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press correspondent, Esther Htu San, currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, will discuss the fading promise of democracy in Burma and the seeming inability or unwillingness of the international community to halt the persecution of Rohingya, Kachin, and other minorities in Burma (Myanmar).