Leading Journalist on Burma and Political Scientist
Min Zin is an exiled Burmese journalist, and a regular contributor to Foreign Policy’s Transition Blog. He also serves as Burma’s country analyst for several research foundations including Freedom House. He took part in Burma’s democracy movement in 1988 as a high school student activist, and went into hiding in 1989 to avoid arrest by the junta. His underground activist-cum-writer life lasted for nine years until he fled to the Thai-Burma border in August 1997.
His writings appear in Foreign Policy, The Irrawaddy, The Bangkok Post, Far Eastern Economic Review, Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He is now pursuing a PhD in the political science at UC Berkeley.