Burma takes pride in its first female Pulitzer Prize winner


Ethnic Kachin journalist Esther Htusan, who works for the Associated Press (AP), is also thought to be the first Burmese journalist to earn the accolade.

Htusan received the award in public service along with three other journalists – Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, and Martha Mendoza – for their work in exposing serious labor abuses being practiced in the Southeast Asian fishing industry, which in turn prompted industry-wide reforms and won the freedom of some 2,000 slaves.

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