Election in Burma - now what?
Frøy Gudbrandsen in conversation with Burmese democracy activist Kaythi Aye and Harald Bøckman (Norwegian Burma Committee)
Kaythi Aye was active in the Rangoon University Students' Union's activities. She was sentenced to twelve year imprisonment for participating in the university students' movements for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1991. She was released on May 4th, 1992. She was detained again in June, 2003. She fled Burma to avoid detention by the regime and now lives in Bergen.
Harald Bøckman is chairman of the board of the Norwegian Burma Committee. Bøckman is a sinologist and researcher at Centre for Development and Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo, with special responsibility to coordinate the Network for Asian Studies.
Frøy Gudbrandsen is a PhD candidate at Centre for Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. She writes on immigration policies in Scandinavia. Gudbrandsen has a Master degree from the same institute and a BA in journalism from the University of Sheffield. She has a background from journalism and has worked in asylum centres and with several volunteer organisations.
Frøy Gudbrandsen is hostess of the Resource Centre's bi-weekly Breakfast Forum.