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Seminar in 2004

Mizzima Major Activities

(From January 2004 to December 2004)

January 2004

* Release of Mizzima Publication on “Drug Condition in the India-Burma border areas”
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – Jan 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Organize 5-day Burma Event at the World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India
* Preparation for Series of Conferences on India-Burma Relations in 2004
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites
* Submitting narrative and financial reports of Mizzima News (2003) to the funders

February 2004

* Conducting Mizzima Annual Readers Survey
* Participation at Bi-Yearly Meeting of Burma News International (BNI)
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – Feb 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Participation in the workshop on "National Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: South Asia Experience" organized by International IDEA in Sri Lanka
* Making new design for Mizzima News websites (in Burmese and English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites
* Submitting narrative and financial reports of Mizzima News (2003) to the funders

March 2004

* Mizzima Editor attended the Editors’ Course organized by Internews
* Hold an Audio Lecture for Mizzima reporters in Delhi Office
* Buy a new computer for Mizzima Documentation Dept.
* Continue preparations for conferences on India-Burma Relations
* Support financially for the Burma refugee children for their school living expenses for six months
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – March 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites
* Selecting Interns for Mizzima internship 2004

April 2004

* Internship at Mizzima News Begin with three Interns
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – April 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites
* Lectures on audio editing/ investigative journalism held in Delhi Office
* Continue preparations with Delhi-based The Other Media for conferences on India-Burma Relations
* Four-day Photo Journalism for seven Burmese journalists held in Kolkata, India

May 2004

* More web space for Mizzima News websites (Burmese and English) construction (new construction)
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – May 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites
* Continue preparations with Delhi-based The Other Media for the conference on India-Burma Relations to be held in September 2004

June 2004

* Mizzima Participate in the IFEX General Meeting held in Baku, Azabaijan
* Organize a web designing for the Mizzima interns
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – June 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites
* Continue preparations with Delhi-based The Other Media for the conference on India-Burma Relations to be held in September 2004
* Mizzima Editor In-Chief wrote an editorial at India’s daily newspaper (The Statesman) on India’s policy on Burma (at the time of new government in India elected). Sent the editorial to ministers and policy makers in India

July 2004

* Print and Distribute “U Dan Magazine” (for Burma Media Association)
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – July 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites
* Continue preparations with Delhi-based The Other Media for the conference on India-Burma Relations to be held in September 2004
* Select one Intern for Mizzima Delhi Office

August 2004

* Continue preparations with The Other Media and Burma democracy and ethnic groups for the September Conference on India-Burma Relations
* Hold talks and video show on Burma’s Democracy Movement and Current Situation in Universities/Colleges in Delhi (video shows in Burmese community areas as well)
* Preparation and consultation with Mr. George Fernandes, Member of Parliament and Former Defence Minister of India, for Second International Convention for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma to be held in October 2004
* Mizzima Editor In-Chief elected to the Management Board of South Asia Foreign Correspondents Club
* Participate in the Bi-yearly Meeting of Burma News International (BNI)
* Begin the Consultation and networking for the Arakan Gas campaign in India
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – August 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites

September 2004

* Join with Indian journalists and film makers in “Resisting Censorship” program in Delhi
* Organize jointly with The Other Media the two-day Conference on “India-Burma Relations: Strengthening Civil Society Initiatives” in New Delhi
* Publish jointly with The Other Media “A Nation and Her People Under Siege: Burma and Her People in Diaspora”
* Continue preparation for Organizing Second International Convention for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma in October 2004
* Continue consultation and networking with Indian and Burmese groups for Arakan Gas campaign
* Participate and speak in the “Towards a New Asia” seminar held in Guwahati, India
* Begin the 10-day Mizzima Journalism Development Training at Mizzima Office
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – September 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites

October 2004

* Organize the Second International Convention for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma in New Delhi
* Continue the 10-day Mizzima Journalism Development Training at Mizzima Office
* Hold the Mizzima Annual Meeting and reporters and administrative staff
* Strengthen networking with Indian organizations and individuals for Arakan Gas Campaign
* Organize jointly with International Media Support (IMS) a meeting for “Strengthening Information Flows and Access in Burma" in India.
* Participate at the two-day conference on Burma Media held in Thailand. Burma Media Association organized the conference.
* Join with other members of Burma News International (BNI) at a meeting with Thai journalists at Thai Journalists Association in Bangkok, Thailand.
* Attend the Regional Strategic Meeting of "Altsean Burma" held in Thailand
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – October 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites

November 2004

* Make a Lobby Trip to Thailand and China
* Finalise the Mizzima 2005 Activities and prepare for 2005 proposal and budget
* Support financially to the Burma refugee children for their school living expenses for six months
* Prepare jointly with The Other Media for the Seminar on Northeast Solidarity with Burma to be held in December at Aizawl, Mizoram State of India
* Begin setting up the Web Server for strengthening information flows and access in Burma
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – November 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web sites

December 2004

* Begin next bath of Internship with two Interns at Mizzima Office in Delhi
* Conduct a 10-day journalism training for the Burmese living in India-Burma border areas. The training was organized under the banner of Burma News International (BNI).
* Mizzima editors and reporters travel to India-Burma border areas (in Manipur and Mizoram states of India) for wider distribution of Mizzima monthly journal among the Burmese refugees living in the border areas.
* Mizzima Office in Delhi was renovated and necessary equipment and utilities were installed. The computers were formatted.
* Web Sever was set up for Mizzima.
* Organize jointly with The Other Media the two-day Seminar on “Northeast Solidarity with Burma: People to People Relations” in Aizawl, Mizoram State of India. The local collaboration came from NorthEast students’ organization (NESO) and Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the Mizo students organization.
* Participate in forming the Shwe Gas Campaign Committee (India).
* Finalise the financial and narrative reports of Mizzima News Group in 2004.
* Publishing Mizzima Monthly Journal – December 2004 (16 pages in Burmese and 2 pages in English)
* Daily Mizzima News and Articles on Email Service and Web site.

Mizzima Activities