Speakers and Moderators

International Speakers and Moderators

  • Mr. Etienne Clement, Regional Deputy Director, UNESCO Bangkok
  • H.E Mikael Winther, Danish Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar
  • Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Chairman, Southeast Asia Press Alliance (SEAPA) 
  • Ms. Barbara Swann, Swann Media Consultants LLC (USA)
  • Mr. Toby Mendel, Director, Center for Law and Democracy
  • Mr. Toily Kurbanov, UNDP Country Director, Myanmar
  • Mr Steven Gan, Editor in Chef, Malaysiakini
  • Mr Raghu Mainali, Director, Community Radio Support Centre, Nepal
  • Peter McDermott, Department for Int’l Development (DFID)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, Former judge of the German Federal Constitutional Court
  • Ms. Michelle J.Foster, Media Consultant, INTERNEWS BURMA
  • Mr Blair Levin, Communications and Society Fellow, Aspen Institute
  • Dr Cherian George, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ms. Rosa M. Gonzalez, UNESCO, CI Regional Adviser
  • Ms. Gayathry Venkiteswaran, Executive Director, South East Asia Press Alliance (SEAPA)
  • Mr. Jeff Hodson, Independent Media Trainer
  • Mr. Mark Bunting, Director for Strategy & Policy, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Mr. Jesper HØjberg, Executive Director, International Media Support (IMS)
  • Mr. Ramon R. Tuazon, UNESCO Myanmar, CI Specialist
  • Mr. Michael Pan, Internews Media Trainer

Local Speakers and Moderators

  • HE U Aung Kyi, Union Minister for Information
  • Mr. Thi Han Myo Nyunt, Legal Expert, Myanmar Peace Center
  • Dr Myo Thant Tin, Member of Myanmar Press Council
  • Mr. Thiha Saw, CEO, Open News Journal, Vice Chairman of Myanmar Journalism Association, Member of interim Myanmar Press Council
  • Mr. Kyaw Min Swe, Chief Editor of The Voice Weekly and member of the interim Myanmar Press Council
  • Mr. Aung Naing Oo, Myanmar Peace Center
  • Mr. Ye Naing Moe, Media Trainer, Director of Yangon Journalism School
  • H.E Mr Ohn Myint, Chief Minister of Mon State
  • Mr. Tint Swe, Director General from MRTV, Ministry of Information
  • Nan Paw Gay, Director, Karen Information Center, Development Officer, Burma News International (BNI)
  • Mr. Ko Ko, Chairman, Yangon Media Group
  • Dr Ma Thida (San Chaung), Writer/ Executive Editor, The Pae Tin Thran News Journal
  • Mr. Khin Maung Htay, Co-founder & Director Forever Group Co., Ltd
  • Mr. Paw Khine Than, A representative of the Union Supreme Court
  • Mr. Win Ko / (Reserve Mr Win Kyi), A representative of the Union Election Commission
  • Mr. Myint Kyaw, Local Media Trainer, Conflict Sensitive Journalism (CSJ)
  • Mr. Soe Myint, Editor In-Chief/ Managing Director, Mizzima News
  • Mr Sang Te, Editor, Khonumthung News
  • Mai Democracy, Editor, Chin World News
  • Ms Nan Lwin, Senior Reporter, Kumudra News Journal
  • Dr. Thida Tin, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Information
  • Mr. Khin Maung Shwe, Development Secretary, Burma News International (BNI)
  • Mr. Zayar Hlaing, Editor, Mawkun Magazine, Myanmar Observer Media Group

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