Reportage from Myanmar Now is selected for global publication by Reuters

by Andrew Pel
Friday, 25 August 2017 11:13 GMT

A woman displaced in the conflict between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Myanmar military for the control of an amber mine shows an amber necklace at a Christian church in Tanai township, Kachin state, Myanmar June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun.

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A powerful story on human trafficking in Myanmar from Myanmar Now has been picked up and published on the Reuters Wire. The selection demonstrates the work of the outlet's team in covering significant local issues, including a story on displaced mothers and a photo essay on IDP camps from the enduring conflict in Kachin State.

Funded by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Myanmar Now was established in 2015 ahead of the landmark general elections that saw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party rise to power. Its award winning team of reporters produces unbiased long form features and investigations that are available for free to the people of Myanmar. It is the first independent outlet in the country to provide information related to the reform process in both Burmese and English.

The website also provides free resources and professional development for journalists working in Myanmar, offering guidelines on investigative reporting, interviewing and ethics in accordance with Reuters’ journalistic principles. It also provides information on Myanmar’s political candidates, parties and constituencies as the country continues its political transition and democratization.

For further information visit Myanmar Now .

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