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Nan Tin Htwe was born in a small village in Southern Shan state where minority ethnic groups like Danu, Palaung, Taungyoe and Pa-O lives. Her mother is Danu and her father is Burmese with some Kayin blood. She’s proud of where she comes from and of being a journalist who represents a minority ethnic group in Myanmar which lives in under-developed areas. Nan started working as a journalist in October 2010 at The Myanmar Times. Just one month after she became a reporter, an historic event happened: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from under house arrest and she was there to cover the story. Nan has participated in the Edward R.Murrow Program for journalist in the United States organized by US Department of State. During that time, she met with journalists from more than 100 countries across the world and was the only Myanmar journalist there. Now Nan Tin Htwe covers politics, conflict, press freedom and breaking news. She has covered stories about the Kachin conflict, opium in Shan state, and also the recent sectarian violence. In the future, Nan wants to be an investigative and war journalist.
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