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Goldman Environmental Prize honors anti-dam campaign in Myanmar
Goldman Environmental Prize honors anti-dam campaign in Myanmar

Myint Zaw knew his underground campaign against a huge government-backed hydroelectric project was succeeding when he climbed into a taxi late one night and the driver recognized his voice through the shadows. "You're the man from the 'Save the Irrawaddy,'" the driver said, referring to a video in which Myint Zaw and other activists argued that the proposed Chinese-led dam project would damage Myanmar's most important river. Even more astonishing — in a country then ruled by a military junta that strictly controlled the flow of information — the cabbie said he had been so moved by the video that he made dozens of copies and handed out the DVDs to...

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