Philip Heijmans is a freelance journalist currently based in Yangon, Myanmar, writing on national issues and shooting photographs for several international news outlets that can be seen in the ‘Published Works’ section of the website.

His prior work includes roles as business editor for Yangon-based newspaper The Myanmar Times and The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh, and before that as a photographer and writer for The Prague Post in the Czech Republic.

He can be reached at PHeijmans13…AT…gmail.com

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  1. Meg says:

    Hi Phil
    Congratulations on your website.
    Truly amazing photographs.
    I love looking at them and have saved many to use as my screen saver.
    Hope all is well in Myanmar.

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  3. Dear Philip,

    I am an academic working at the European Commission research centre addressing policy oriented research in Media Freedom (CMPF), based at the European University Institute. However, with my current work I address in particular connectivity building and telecom reforms in (post)authoritarian countries from a policy perspective. Since my first fieldwork in Myanmar last summer, I am following the telecom reform happening in the country, and the role played by both Telenor and Ooredoo in this process.

    I am writing to you because I have recently read your interesting article appeared on Al Jazeera last week, which I really liked. Since I am in Yangon in these days, I wonder whether you are available to meet up in order to share more about what’s happening in Myanmar and discuss about common interests. Would you be available to meet up anytime soon? Thanks.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.


    Andrea Calderaro, PhD

    Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom | European University Institute
    Chair “Internet and Politics” Standing Group – European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)
    Associate “Internet Policy Observatory” | Center for Global Communications Studies (CGCS) – Annenberg Centre/University of Pennsylvania

    Latest Publication: “Policy and Internet” special issue: “Online Collective Action and Policy Change”: http://bit.ly/XpQGSy
    Personal Page: http://www.eui.eu/Personal/Researchers/calderaro/
    Twitter: @andreacalderaro