Irrawaddy Magazine covers from the mid-2000s hang in a conference room at the publication's Chiang Mai offices.

Irrawaddy Magazine covers from the mid-2000s hang in a conference room at the publication’s Chiang Mai offices.

I’ve been reading the Irrawaddy since I first got interested in Burma three years ago. (Back then most people I talked to still called it “Burma.”) So I was excited to look them up when I got to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they’ve been based since the ’90s.

More excited still to find out that they were, the week I arrived in Chiang Mai, publishing their first issue openly inside of Burma/Myanmar. Here’s the story I did for The World about exile media going home.

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