In Sagaing Region, local people linked to resistance groups risk death to document the conflict, providing media outlets with a vital – if inevitably partisan – source of information from the ground.
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In Sagaing Region, local people linked to resistance groups risk death to document the conflict, providing media outlets with a vital – if inevitably partisan – source of information from the ground.
Thin Lei Win left Myanmar during her teens and has worked as a journalist in Singapore, the United Kingdom and Vietnam, among others. In February this year, she returned to the country to help set up Myanmar Now, a press agency supported by the Thomson Reuters Foundation that produces stories in English and Myanmar. She spoke to Frontier about what the organisation can add to Myanmar’s media landscape and the future of journalism in the country.

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