How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

When you look up the word “open” in the dictionary, it is defined as “to allow access and a passage”. After being closed off from my native land for more than 20 years, going back to Burma (also known as Myanmar) with the Open Hands Initiative (OHI) and GlobalPost not only gave me the chance … Continue reading How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

Kick Off: Young Reporting Fellows Converge in Myanmar (Burma)

June 12th marked the official first day of the “Burma Telling Its Own Story” Cultural Exchange & Reporting Fellowship in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). This project, a partnership between Open Hands Initiative and GlobalPost, has brought together a team of 20 incredibly talented young writers, photographers, videographers and radio broadcasters from the U.S. and Myanmar. … Continue reading Kick Off: Young Reporting Fellows Converge in Myanmar (Burma)

Burma Telling Its Own Story: Call for Applications (Burmese)

The following is the Burmese language version of the call for applications for the June 2013 Cultural Exchange and Journalism Fellowship in Myanmar (Burma). All writers, photographers, radio broadcasters and videographers are encouraged to apply. For the full details, please read the press release in Burmese.

Now Accepting Applications for a Reporting Fellowship in Myanmar (Burma)

Open Hands Initiative,  The GroundTruth Project and GlobalPost “Special Reports” are now accepting applications for the 2013 Myanmar (Burma) Reporting Fellowship!    We are looking for 20 top, young correspondents — 10 from America and 10 from Burma — to take part in an all-expense-paid fellowship in Burma from June 10 to June 30. All writers, photographers, … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for a Reporting Fellowship in Myanmar (Burma)

“Burma Telling Its Own Story” – The Beginning of a New Fellowship Project

The new year in the U.S. is very much underway, the hustle and bustle of the daily commute, long hours and increasingly long nights do not distinguish 2013 much from previous years. Yet in Myanmar (Burma), this is a very different story. In 2011, the 17 year long peace treaty established to end the nation’s … Continue reading “Burma Telling Its Own Story” – The Beginning of a New Fellowship Project