Bo Kyi of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) who featured in the Burma mag and subsequently on Radio New Internationalist has just won a Human Rights Defender Award from Human Rights Watch.
Dinyar Godrej has been associated with New Internationalist since 1989, but joined as an editor in 2000. His interest in human rights has led him to focus on subjects like world hunger, torture, landmines, present day slavery and healthcare. His belief in listening to people who seldom get a chance to represent themselves led to unorthodox editions on (and by) street children and people with disabilities from the Majority World. He grew up in India and remains engaged with South Asian affairs.
Dinyar wrote the original No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change (2001) and edited Fire In The Soul (2009).
An early fascination with human creative endeavour endures. He has recently taken to throwing pots in his free time.
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