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Burma’s Rohingya: Easy Prey for Traffickers

Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

Best News Feature2015 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2015 / Axel Kronholm / Rob Sachs / Flawn Williams / Mia Lobel / America Abroad, USA

Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

Pogroms have left scores of Rohingya dead and entire villages burnt to the ground. Their situation has spawned a mass exodus that has attracted the attention of human traffickers who prey on the Rohingya’s vulnerability.

Burma’s Rohingya: Easy Prey for Traffickers was reported by Axel Kronholm, with editor Mia Lobel, producer Rob Sachs, and post production by Flawn Williams for America Abroad.

This story won Best News Feature in the 2015 TC/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


Photo of the winners by Bill Healy.

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Axel Kronholm

Axel Kronholm is a freelance journalist covering Southeast Asia and Myanmar in particular.

Rob Sachs

Rob Sachs is an award-winning journalist and the Executive Producer for America Abroad , AAM’s monthly radio documentary series.

Flawn Williams

Flawn Williams spent three decades as an audio engineer, producer and trainer for NPR, including many “Radio Expeditions” episodes.


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