Esther Htusan

Pulitzer Prize-winning Kachin journalist from Burma

Esther Htusan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Kachin journalist from Burma. In 2017, she was forced to flee to Thailand after receiving numerous threats for having reported on Aung San Suu Kyi’s counterinsurgency policies toward Rohingya refugees. In 2013, she started reporting for the Associated Press on human rights abuses, with a focus on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine State. In 2016, Htusan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for her investigative reporting on human trafficking in Southeast Asia. Htusan’s work has been featured in outlets such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The Daily Mail.