Esther Htusan

Esther Htusan

Esther Htusan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Kachin journalist from Burma. In 2017, she was forced to flee to Thailand after receiving numerous threats for having reported on Aung San Suu Kyi’s counterinsurgency policies toward Rohingya refugees. Htusan began her career in journalism as a producer and translator for international news agencies in the northern region of the country, which has been plagued by a civil war for years. In 2013, she started reporting for the Associated Press on human rights abuses with a focus on the ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state. In 2016, Htusan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for her investigative reporting on human trafficking in Southeast Asia. Htusan’s work has been featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The Daily Mail.

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  • RT @USUN: Amb. Cohen stands in support of Burmese women at #CSW19 and urges the international community to redouble efforts to bring an end…Thu Mar 14, 12:10pm
  • RT @gijn: Here’s your chance to learn from the best in investigative & data #journalism. Apply for a #fellowship to attend the 11th Global…Wed Mar 13, 1:51pm
  • RT @Yee_Htun: In the case of Myanmar, one of the essential tools used for inciting a potential genocide and spreading intolerance, hate and…Tue Feb 5, 7:53am

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