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Debbie Stothard to interact with Guwahati scribes

Guwahati: Debbie Stothard, a pro-democracy human rights defender who used to work as a journalist, community educator and trainer in Malaysia, Thailand and Australia, will interact with the member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club on Friday. Presently the secretary general of International Federation for Human Rights (www.fidh.org) and a coordinator of Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (www.altsean.org ), Debbie will address the city based scribes through video conferencing from Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, at 3.30 pm on 7 December 2018.

She is expected to speak about the state of journalism, ongoing democratic movement in Myanmar, the Rohingya controversy, New Delhi’s probable roles in building a democratic Burma and preserving historical ruins of India’s freedom movement in the southeast Asian country etc.

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