Esther Htusan

Esther Htusan

Esther Htusan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from Burma. In 2017, she was forced to flee to the country after receiving numerous threats for her critical reporting on the Burma government’s controversial counterinsurgency policies toward Rohingya refugees, their mass exodus, and other ethnic conflicts. Htusan began her career in journalism as a producer and translator for international news agencies in 2012, after the country had transitioned from the military dictatorship to a quasi-civilian government. In 2013, she joined the Associated Press and reported relentlessly 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 the seafood industry in Southeast Asia. Htusan is currently a fellow for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

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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
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  • 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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