Chairman, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)
Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn is former editor-at-large of The Nation, the Bangkok-based English daily, where he has been a journalist for nearly three decades, covering domestic and international affairs as well as commentaries and editorials. He was a bureau chief in Phnom Penh (1987-88) and Hanoi (1988-90). From 1994-95 he served as a special assistant to Secretary General of ASEAN before returning to the Nation as executive editor. He also served as a jury member of the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize from 2000-2004 and its president from 2005-2008. He was a Reuter fellow at Oxford University in 1993-94 and a Nieman fellow at Harvard University in 2000-01. Currently, he is the chair of Southeast Asian Press Alliance. He is a columnist of the English-language Nation and the vernacular language, Nation Sudsubda (Nation Weekender) and Kom Chat Luek Daily), Irrawaddy Online. He is concurrently a senior fellow at the Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.