Breakthrough International Journalism: Egyptian Blogger and Burmese Investigative Reporter Tell Their Stories

Nov 92007

WHO: The 2007 winners of the Knight International Journalism Awards, which honor professionals who have made remarkable contributions to media independence in their regions.

Wael Abbas is an Egyptian citizen journalist and the first blogger to win the Award. His reports on police violence have been picked up by mainstream media and led to the arrest and conviction of some who committed abuses.

May Thingyan Hein is a Burmese investigative reporter. Her hard-hitting reports on poverty, health, the environment and other topics have set a new standard for journalists in a country that severely restricts free expression.

WHAT: Panel discussion and question-and-answer session moderated by Joyce Barnathan, President of the International Center for Journalists.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2007, 5:30 p.m. A cocktail reception will follow the discussion.

WHERE: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 West 40th Street, Room 308 New York, NY Advance registration required


The International Center for Journalists, a non-profit, professional organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition. Aiming to raise the standards of journalism, ICFJ offers hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges to journalists and media managers around the globe.