THE IRRAWADDY News – Burma News, in-depth reporting on Burma
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The Irrawaddy magazine and its Web site cover Burma and Southeast Asia, providing in-depth news and information to international readers.
The Irrawaddy’s mission is to cover the news in Burma/Myanmar and Southeast Asia accurately and impartially.
In this world full of crisis and conflict, the media plays a crucial role in highlighting controversies and scandals and exposing the truth of events occurring in conflict zones. Critical and independent media cannot sit idly and report news on crisis with detachment. We believe media is part of the solution and not part of the problem. Thus, we are not slaves to neutrality – our duty is to search for the truth and inform our readers.
We have a strong belief in democracy, and believe that without free media a democratic society is incomplete. It is our duty to protect and preserve press freedom and develop independent media free from bias and influences.
In our editorial pages, we will never shy away from voicing criticism and opening up healthy debate for the public – we adhere to our editorial principles and will not compromise.
The Irrawaddy is a leading source of reliable news, information, and analysis on Burma/Myanmar and the Southeast Asian region. From its inception, The Irrawaddy has been an independent news media group, unaffiliated with any political party, organization or government. The Irrawaddy is neither an advocacy group nor an NGO campaigning for particular causes. We believe that media must be free and independent and we strive to preserve press freedom.
To report accurate news and to provide editorial, analyses of events in Burma/Myanmar and related issues in Southeast Asian countries.
To raise international awareness of political and socio-economic developments in the region, particularly Burma/Myanmar through The Irrawaddy print and online media products to have policy impact.
To give journalists from Burma/Myanmar an opportunity to develop skills that will be necessary for restoring a free, independent and professional press in the country.
To provide an alternative to both mainstream media outlets and the government controlled press in Burma/Myanmar and other Asian nations.
To build up a strong network of journalistic contacts in Burma/Myanmar.
To operate English and Burmese-language web sites, targeting international and domestic audiences including policy makers, UN, NGOs, governments, embassies and readers around the world and in Burma/Myanmar.
To return to Burma/Myanmar once democracy has been restored, to establish an independent media agency publishing in English and Burmese language; using the experience and expertise gained while in exile.
Mailing Address: The Irrawaddy, PO Box 242, Chiang Mai University Post Office, Chiang Mai 50202, Thailand.
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