Soe Myint

editor-in-chief and co-founder Mizzima (via video)

Soe Myint is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Myanmar multimedia news organization Mizzima. He has been working in the media field since 1992 - reporting, managing and training. He was in exile for 24 years while the country was under military dictatorship. In 1998 he founded Mizzima in New Delhi, India together with Daw Thin Thin Aung. In January 2012, Mizzima was the first exile media to move back inside Myanmar after the country opened up to democratic change.

The military regime forcibly shut down the free-to-air Mizzima TV channel when it staged a coup on 1 February 2021. Some Mizzima journalists were arrested and tortured by the regime. However, Mizzima continues to broadcast and publish independent news and information and entertainment through two satellites, radio, websites and social media. Soe Myint and his colleagues are presently working from different locations inside and outside the country to continue to operate.

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