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Alex Lazar

Reuters reporter

Alex Lazar is a reporter of Reuters in Washington, DC covering defence and military issues.

Alex Lazar
17 Aug 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi's free press bind

Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Myanmar poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratise the conflict-wrought country. But is her apparent authoritarian streak mere caution? Expanding civil liberties too forcefully could bait the former junta into retaking full control of the Southeast Asian nation, setting back liberty and democracy.

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