The Committee to Protect Journalists Awards International Press Freedom Award to the Executive Director of Democratic Voice of Burma

Country: Burma
July 15, 2021

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has awarded their 2021 International Press Freedom Award to Burmese journalist Aye Chain Naing, who is the co-founder, chief editor, and executive director of Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). DVB is an independent broadcast media group that began reporting in exile in 1992 and moved to Burma in 2012 to become the country’s first independent broadcast media group in decades. DVB, along with many other media outlets and independent journalists, has been under attack since Burma’s military coup in February 2021. To learn more about Aye Chain Naing and CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Award, click here.

The World Movement for Democracy also awarded the DVB with the 2021 Democracy Courage Tribute on behalf of pro-democracy journalists in Burma as part of our 10th Global Assembly.

To watch the ceremony of our Democracy Courage Tribute to pro-democracy journalists in Burma, click here.