Author: Maddy Kochenderfer

MYANMAR: HOW ART HAS SURPASSED CENSORSHIP LAWS

MADISON KOCHENDERFER WRITES — With censorship so prominent in Myanmar, it is vital that artists from this country are especially applauded for their works and the challenges they faced to simply offer their perspectives. Below are a few spotlight artists that went beyond censorship limitations to share their work with the world. Aung Khaing At 72 years old, this Burmese artist has had five solo exhibitions showcasing his modern twists on classical Burmese art. Even though Khaing studied chemistry in university, he ironically spent much of his time in the library reading about art. Through his friendships with modern...

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MYANMAR: THE FALL OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI

MADISON KOCHENDERFER WRITES — Aung San Suu Kyi emerged triumphant and strong after winning the Nobel Peace Prize and becoming the State Counsellor for the Burmese people in 2016. For nearly 27 years, she served as a symbol of peace, gaining the utmost support from the Burmese people who demanded a more liberal and democratic government. Commended for her perseverance and unequivocal promise to the oppressed in Myanmar, ‘The Lady’ raised hopes that one day these concerned individuals would gain the security they very much wanted and deserved, and that Myanmar would be rebuilt into an economically prosperous and...

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MYANMAR: MYANMAR JOURNALISTS FIND NEW HOPE IN DATA JOURNALISM

MADISON KOCHENDERFER WRITES — If a responsible journalist, it is one’s duty to ensure that the information shared with the world is accurate, especially in a time where fake news is so rampant. When media exploits “alternative facts,” attention detracts from where it is truly needed, and individuals are left wondering what information is genuinely credible and trustworthy. In countries such as Myanmar, where government censorship is common and there is little freedom of press, these concerns are heightened to new extremes. In light of recent atrocities committed toward Rohingya people, it begs the question, how much information is...

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Asia Media International Staff

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), and in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science (POLS)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez

Sabrina Verduzco


Executive Director and Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief:
Jay Seo

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng [China]
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Aashna Malpani [Feminism in Asia]
Hiromi Ochi [Singapore]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Gloria Santillan [Korea]
Sebastian Segura [Russia]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
C.J. Stone [Japan]
Tommy Sutjipto [China]
Eva Thio [Indonesia]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Associate Director of Development:
Simon Bleeker

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:
Robert Dylan Fields
Eriko Lee Katayama
Ryan Lippert
Adrian Narayan [India]
James Royce [Australia]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave
Peyton Cross

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:
Gareth C.C. Chang, Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, Greg Treverton