Myint Zaw

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Myint Zaw
Environmental activist
AwardsGoldman Environment Prize

Myint Zaw is a Burmese journalist and activist.

He was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environment Prize for Asia,[1][2] for bringing forward environmental and social impacts from the planned Myitsone Dam, a large Irrawaddy River dam project that is estimated to have impacts on millions of people, and displacing about 18,000 inhabitants.[3] In 2010, he and others issued the picture album The Sketch of a River: The Ayeyarwady, and organized several exhibitions of photographs from the Irrawaddy.[4]


  1. ^ Baum, Davina (19 April 2015). "The Changing Face of Myanmar: Myint Zaw's Goldman Prize–Winning Photos of a Country in Transition". Afar. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Myint Zaw wins the 2015 Goldman Environment Prize". Partners Asia. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Earth Day Special: Goldman Prize Awarded to Burmese Photographer Who Fought Dam Project". Democracy Now!. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Internews Partner Myint Zaw Wins Prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize". Internews. Retrieved 23 October 2016.

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