Swe Win

Swe Win is a Senior Correspondent for Myanmar Now, an independent news service providing free, accurate and unbiased news to the people of Myanmar in both Burmese and English. He has freelanced for international news publications and agencies, including The New York Times and Al Jazeera. His work of presenting the complexities of Myanmar to an international audience without resorting to old tropes and stereotypes is well-known within journalism circles.
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Faith in Spirits Over Political Dreams in Myanmar

For many in Myanmar, spiritual guidance for economic prosperity is more important than democracy or politics. On a rainy September afternoon, hundreds of Burmese, mostly women and children, were jostling each other to get into a gated compound of a two-storey modern house in a Yangon suburb. Campaigning for Myanmar’s elections had started the day before, but this was not a political rally.... Continue Reading

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