Report by Pacific Media Centre

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 – 18:0020:00


Stanley Saw
Burmese migrant in NZ since 1977. He works in administration at Auckland University. He is an observer and commentator on Burmese politics. He will give an overview of the situation in Burma, focusing on the November election.

Cicilia Dwe
Karen refugee, born in the Burma-Thai border. She arrived in NZ in 2001, aged 10, as part of the UNHCR programme. Recently a student, she will focus on the situation of the Karen people.

Rahmat Ullah
Rohingya refugee, a painter. He arrived in NZ in 2008 as part of the UNHCR programme. Originally from Arakan state in Burma. He will talk about the oppression of the Rohingya people.

When: 10 December 2015

Time: 6.00 – 8.30pm

Where: WG 801, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT, City Campus, Auckland

Organised by the Asia-Pacific Human Rights Coalition (APHRC) in partnership with the Pacific Media Centre.

Contact: Kevin McBride

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.