In October, the were forced to issue a public apology because they had printed the word “vagina”.
The women involved in publishing the article were harassed and told that their reputations had been ruined forever.
The official magazine launch is on June 4 at the UMFCCI Main Hall, and the publication will also host a forum for young entrepreneurs, during which a number of accomplished individuals in various fields will share their knowledge and advice.
However, when the posters for the forum were first published, there was one glaring feature of the speaker line-up that stood out to me: it was all men.
As a woman, Su Su faced unique obstacles rising to the top of her field.
Like many professional women, she had a hard time balancing work and family life.
This year’s report on Myanmar dubs it “a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, both in Burma and abroad”.
Blackwood, who has a seven month old daughter, along with 40-year-old bar owner Tun Thurein and manager Htut Ko Ko Lwin, 26, have been held in Yangon's notorious Insein prison since their arrest in December.
The trio, who all denied the charges, were sentenced to two years in jail for insulting religion through written word or pictures and a further six months for breaching local authority regulations. He added that although the New Zealander had admitted to posting the picture without intending to offend, it was also 'unreasonable only to blame the foreigner' when explaining the guilty verdicts for the Myanmar defendants.
Philip Blackwood, who worked at the VGastro bar in Yangon, was found guilty of insulting religion along with the bar's Myanmar owner and manager, after the New Zealander posted a mocked-up photo of the Buddha wearing DJ headphones on Facebook — in reference to a well-known international club brand.
The 32-year-old was arrested by Myanmar police in December, along with owner Tun Thurein, 40, and manager Htut Ko Ko Lwin, 26, after an official from Myanmar's Religious Department complained about the advertising. Philip Blackwood (C) is escorted by police to a court hearing in Yangon.