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Australian journalists and Myanmar

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Level 2, Room 2.11 (Teaching Room 2)

360 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Myanmar is a challenging country to operate as a journalist, and for a foreign correspondent it presents an interesting experience. The speakers at this event have reported on racial tension, regime changes and signs of change in Myranmar, and share their experience.

Michael Sainsbury is a freelance journalist based in Asia with more than 20 years experience writing about business, politics and human rights across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He is best known in the Myanmar context for his writing for crikey.com.au and UCAN (Union of Catholic Asian News).

Mark Baker is currently CEO of the Melbourne Press Club and earlier was a senior and distinguished reporter and editor with Fairfax (Editor-at-large of The Age until December 2013). He had extensive experience with Myanmar when with Fairfax.

Moderator: Dr Ivo Burum, Coordinator, Media Industries, La Trobe University. A former television executive and current affairs producer, he is also known internationally as a mobile and digital consultant, and is the author of Mojo: the Mobile Journalism Handbook. Ivo ran the first mobile journalism workshops for Myanmar media companies.

La Trobe Asia is collaborating with the Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) to deliver this event.

5.30pm for 6.00pm start. A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk and light refreshments will also be available.

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