Nay Win Maung

Nay Win Maung

Publisher; Program Director
Myanmar Egress Institute

Nay Win was a leading critic of the government in Myanmar through his magazine, Living Color. Working as a publisher in a country where government policies toward the media are restrictive, Nay Win was widely read in Myanmar and the influence of Living Color magazine grew significantly under his leadership. Nay Win also co-founded two newspapers, The Voice Weekly and Foreign Affairs Weekly. As the only media advocating national reconciliation and offering constructive criticism of government policies, Nay Win’s publications remain under strict scrutiny. Trained as a medical doctor, Nay Win saw himself as a policy critic and leading advocate for economic and political reform in Myanmar. He founded the think-tank Myanmar Partners, and co-founded Myanmar Egress, a civil society organization focusing on capacity building and research. Before he tragically passed away from a heart attack in January 2012, he was the program director for the Myanmar Egress Institute, a mini school of government.