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Burma and the Media: Amplifying Voices for Democracy

Event Date: 
September 16, 2010 (All day)

Nobel Women’s Initiative and The Paley Center for Media would like to cordially invite you to join them for this compelling event. The evening will include the premiere of This is My Witness: Women of Burma Break the Silence, a short documentary on the recent International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma. Following the screening, Pat Mitchell and panel members will discuss how global and social media are fueling the democracy movement of Burma.

Panelists:

Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1997)
Lway Aye Nang, Women’s League of Burma
Annie Sundberg, Producer & Director, Burma Soldier
Khin May Zaw – Radio Free Asia
Moderator Pat Mitchell, President & CEO, the Paley Center

And Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi (2003), and Mairead Maguire (1976) introducing the film, This is My Witness.

The evening will include the premiere of THIS IS MY WITNESS: WOMEN OF BURMA BREAK THE SILENCE, a short documentary on the recent International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma.

Following the screening, Pat Mitchell and panel members will discuss how global and social media are fueling the democracy movement of Burma. The people of Burma suffer daily at the hands of the ruling military junta. The regime’s violent abuse of its own people—ranging from the imprisonment and torture of political dissenters to the systematic sexual violence and rape of women—puts it in the ranks of some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. But, as the list of human rights abuses grows, so do the calls from within Burma for peace, justice and democracy. These calls are building global momentum, as global and social media bring the previously untold and unheard stories of Burma to the world.

September 16, 2010
Film Debut and Panel Discussion 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Private Reception 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Location:
The Paley Centre for Media
25 W 52 Street
New York, NY
United States

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