Rohingya Blogger Awarded By American Organizations In New York
|Audience at the ceremony|
July 12, 2015
New York – Rohingya Blogger has received an award from nine American organizations in New York for raising awareness on the persecution of Rohingya minority in Myanmar.
|Mr Nay San Oo speaking at the event|
The award ceremony was held in New York on July 7th, 2015 in the name of Queens Unity Iftar. The award was received by Mr Nay San Oo who is a member of Rohingya Blogger team, on behalf of the founder, U Ba Sein. Mr Nay San Oo has thanked the organizations, explained how Rohingya Blogger has been trying since the time it was founded and highlighted the continuous persecution of Rohingya people in Myanmar.
The award was given by Islamic Leadership Council of New York, Islamic Centre at New York, Muslim Bar Association of New York, Women for Afghan Women, Turkish Cultural Centre of Queens, Chhaya CDC, Burma Task Force, Turning Point for Women and Families and ICNA Relief USA.
Rohingya Blogger was founded by U Ba Sein, lives in the United Kingdom. RB isn’t influenced by any organization and is independent without any financial assistance from any organization or individual. RB team members are purely volunteers and all are covering the several issues on their own expenses. The volunteers inside Myanmar are putting their safety and lives at risk to report news of the plight of the Rohingya from inside the country by Rohingya people is considered to be as illegal by Myanmar government. The informants could even face a life sentence in prison if caught by authorities.