A Burmese activist during the anti-dictatorship demonstrations of 1988 who was arrested, tortured and fled to the jungle to seek refuge, recorded the horrible military atrocities committed against ordinary villagers and found a way to get these stories out into the world
Building the quality and force of media's truth-telling.
Myanmar’s preeminent movie actor and director, who has also established a wide network of free health, social, and educational programs for the poor
An ethnic Kachin woman and a humanitarian aid worker who has demonstrated tact and openness as a leader, working harmoniously with various groups across ethnic, religious, and political divides
A Burmese journalist who founded a newspaper that pointed out the government’s inconsistencies and arbitrary actions through sober editorials
A Burmese humanitarian who rescued abandoned and wayward boys off Yangon’s streets, giving them not only a roof and food but a home and her heart, a haven and an opportunity to lead decent lives
A Burmese medical doctor who since 1989 has lived in Mae Sot, on the Thai-Burmese border where she provides medical assistance to refugees