San San Nwe, Burma

A well-known journalist in Burma, as well as the editor of two magazines and the author of several books, including Alone in the Wind and Rain and Prison of Darkness. She was arrested in August 1994 and sentenced to seven years for "spreading information injurious to the state", and three years for "contact with an illegal organization". She was unexpectedly released from prison in July 2001.
International Press Freedom Award
1998

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