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Ye Myint Kyaw

Ye Myint Kyaw

2015 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Ye Myint Kyaw is a writer, social activist, and director of the Myit Sone Media and Social Power Organization. He was involved in the 1988 political uprising as a student.

As a writer, Ye Myint Kyaw has contributed many articles about liberal democracy and development to Burmese magazines. He also founded the Open Mind community library in his native township. During 2007 Saffron Revolution, he worked with student leaders and monks to contribute video footage to the Democratic Voice of Burma. Following the arrest of many students and monks, he first hid in Rangoon and then fled to Mae Sot in the Thai-Burma border area.

As an exile in Mae Sot, Ye Myint Kyaw wrote articles under pennames and worked as an editor at the Journal of Democratic Party for New Society. He also edited the Maukkha Education magazine and website. 

Following the creation of a civilian government in Burma, he returned home and joined the Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI-CESD) as a program officer and assistant researcher. His book, A Brief History of Human Liberty, was published in Burma in 2013.