Months before Myanmar’s shadow government declared war on the military, an American gun enthusiast taught activists to build crude bombs that could kill soldiers and civilians alike. Amid a global charm campaign, opposition leader Dr. Sasa praised their efforts.
Author Archives: Aye Min Thant
Aye Min Thant is a Burmese-American journalist who has covered business, politics and conflict in Myanmar, Thailand and the United States. Aye holds degrees in gender studies, anthropology and Asian studies. They won a Pulitzer Prize in 2019 as part of the Reuters team covering the Rohingya crisis and its aftermath.
“Every Journalist’s Worst Nightmare”: CNN’s Myanmar Misadventure
CNN reporter Clarissa Ward’s shallow coverage of the Myanmar coup, her endangerment of her sources and her embarrassing rationalisations erode journalistic ethics and perpetuate the notion that brown people need a white saviour, writes Aye Min Thant.