Challenges of Democratic Transitions: Perspectives from Journalists in Emerging

February 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center Gallery Add to Calendar

A panel of journalists from three emerging Asian democracies will present updates on the democratic transition in each of their countries. Mr. Saw Yan Naing from Myanmar and Mr. Kohistani from Afghanistan are former refugees who have returned to their countries to be part of the democratic transition. Mr. Ahmady is directly involved in Aceh's reconciliation and democratic transition process after the 2005 Helsinki MOU ended the Free Aceh Movement in Indonesia. All three countries have important elections coming up. The journalists are in Honolulu as part of the East-West Center’s 2014 Jefferson Fellowships.

Mr. Ahmady, Freelance, Harian Rakyat Aceh, Medan, Aceh, Indonesia
Mr. Hashmatullah Kohistani, News Manager, Bokhdi News Agency, Kabul, Afghanistan
Mr. Saw Yan Naing, Senior Reporter, Irrawaddy Magazine, Yangon, Myanmar

Registration 5-5:30 pm -- Program 5:30-6:30 pm -- Reception to follow

Registration Fee: $15

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 20

Phone: 808-944-7111

Fax: 944-7376


Parking: After 4 pm you may pay $6 to the parking guard in the green kiosk on East-West Road and park in any non-reserved stall on campus. Please display your parking ticket on your dashboard.

Co-sponsored by: Freeman Foundation, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Asian American Journalists Association-Hawaii, Media Council Hawaii, Society of Professional Journalists-Hawaii, and UHM School of Communications.

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East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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