CHONGKITTAVORN Kavi 카위 총기타보른
Bangkok Post 태국 방콕 포스트
Columnist 칼럼니스트
Kavi Chongkittavorn was former editor-in-chief and executive director of Myanmar Times. He has been a journalist for more than three and half decades covering Thai and regional politics. He began his career as a reporters in 1983 and became the paper’s foreign news editor in 1986. Then, he was asked to explore Indochina—first as Bureau Chief in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1988-1990) and later on in Hanoi, Vietnam (1990-1992). After a year in Oxford University as Reuter Fellow in 1994, he went to Jakarta and served as Special Assistant to the Secretary General of ASEAN in Jakarta in 1995 before returning to journalism. He was name the Human Rights Journalist of 1998 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Amnesty International. He was awarded ASEAN Award in 2010 for his report, comments and analysis on ASEAN by Association of Thailand-ASEAN, administrated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, From 1999-2000, he was President of Thai Journalists Association. From 2000-2001, he went to Harvard University as Nieman Fellow. He served as a member of jury and from 2005-2008 as its chair of Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize organized by UNESCO. He was Asia Studies Fellow at East West Center in Washington from April to June 2018. He is currently a senior fellow at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Security and International Studies and a columnist of Bangkok Post.