U Kyaw Min Swe – MJI Executive Director

Kyaw Min Swe is Executive Director of the Myanmar Journalism Institute. MJI was founded in 2014 and it is the first ever private independent journalism training institute in Myanmar that offers multi-media diploma courses. MJI's mission is to build up the capacity of professional journalists and media organizations in Myanmar. As the ED of MJI Kyaw Min Swe is responsible for running and managing the institute in accordance with the policy guidelines of the MJI Board of Directors. Kyaw Min Swe is a veteran journalist himself, having worked in the Myanmar media industry for over 20 years. He studied at the University of Distance Education, Yangon Institute of Economics, Journalism Fellow of World Press Institute(Minnesota,USA) and Fellow of International Center For Journalist (Washington DC), . Kyaw Min Swe has worked previously as the Chief Editor and Director of the The Voice Daily, The Voice Weekly.  He also worked as a former Secretary of the Myanmar Press Council.

Sein Win – MJI Training Director

Sein Win (Thaw Zin Tun) is the Training Director for Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI). He has been active in the development of the media sector in Myanmar for over 15 years. Sein Win holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering having studied at the Rangoon Institute of Technology. During his studies, and with a strong sense of social justice, he started writing news and features for the then exiled media outlet Mizzima (based at the time in New Delhi, India). He became Editor-in-Charge and then Managing Editor for Mizzima media and continued to work in exile, living in India and Thailand (where he maintains strong links). In 2014 he was appointed as founding Training Director of MJI. He also continues to be heavily involved in the Myanmar media, including writing for Popular, Myanmar Ahlin, Kyae Mon, Friday Times, The Voice, Thanlwin Aim Mat and he regularly appears as a television commentator on MRTV4 and NCM.

Zaw Htike Lin Oo - Full Time Trainer

Zaw Htike has been a full-time trainer at Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) since February 2015. He has 9 years experience working in the media. Saw Htike studied at Dagon University and specialized in Mathematics. He began his career as a junior journalist at The Yangon Times before becoming their Business Editor. He then moved to Mizzima Media as Business Editor and then to the Myanmar Times as Senior Business Writer. He was one of the founding and executive members of the Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN). Since joining MJI Saw Htike has undergone specialist training in business reporting, election reporting, conflict sensitive journalism training, basic news journalism, community radio, data journalism, environmental reporting and newsroom management. As with all MJI trainers saw Htike also underwent an intensive six month Training of Teachers course.

Aye Aye Zin - Full Time Trainer

Aye Aye Zin has been a full-time trainer at Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) since February 2015. She has 8 years experience working in the media. After completing her bachelor degree in International Relations in 2004 Aye Aye started as a junior journalist at True News Weekly Journal. She has worked for a number of other news organizations, including Yangon Press International, Myanmar National TV, Thanintharyi Weekly Journal and Dawei Watch News Agency. Aye Aye joined Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN) in 2013 as both a Working Group Committee Member and as a volunteer media trainer. In 2014 she became a professional media trainer at Internews. Since joining MJI Aye Aye has undergone specialist training in business reporting, election reporting, conflict sensitive journalism training, basic news journalism, community radio, data journalism, environmental reporting and newsroom management. As with all MJI trainers Aye Aye also underwent an intensive six month Training of Teachers course.

Su Myat Wai - Full Time Trainer

Su Myat Wai has been a full-time trainer at Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) since February 2015. She has 13 years experience working in the media. After completing a bachelor degree with an English Major in 2004, Su Myat began working as a proof reader and then a journalist at New Light of Myanmar Newspaper. She has worked for Kumudra and Modern Weekly Journal, Mizzima Newspaper and Channel NewsAsia as both a reporter and as an editor. Since joining MJI Su Myat has undergone specialist training in business reporting, election reporting, conflict sensitive journalism training, basic news journalism, community radio, data journalism, environmental reporting, video and newsroom management. As with all MJI trainers Su Myat also underwent an intensive six month Training of Teachers course.

Lae Lae Thinn - Full Time Trainer

Lae Lae Thinn has been a full-time trainer at Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) since March 2015. She has 9 years experience working in the media. After completing a bachelor degree in Industrial Chemistry in 2007 Lae Lae started working as a journalist at TRUE News Weekly Newspaper. She worked there for seven years covering all areas of the new room. Since joining MJI Lae Lae has undergone specialist training in business reporting, election reporting, conflict sensitive journalism training, basic news journalism, community radio, data journalism, environmental reporting and newsroom management. As with all MJI trainers Lae Lae also underwent an intensive six month Training of Teachers course.

Aung Myo Thant - Full Time Trainer

Aung Myo Thant has been a full-time trainer at Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) since November 2016. He has 9 years experience working in the media. Aung Myo started as a junior journalist at the Pyi Myanmar News Weekly Journal. He has worked for a number of other news organizations, and moved into broadcast news working for Myanmar National TV and Myanar Cable News. Prior to joining MI full time, Aung Myo underwent MJI specialist training in business reporting, election reporting, conflict sensitive journalism training, basic news journalism, community radio, data journalism, environmental reporting and newsroom management. As with all MJI trainers Aung Myo also underwent an intensive six month Training of Teachers course.

Si Si Lian - Chief Financial Officer

Si Si Lian studied a Diploma of Business Administration at the School of Management in Singapore. She also gained qualification as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She started worked an Accountant and Administration Officer at Lucky Pest Control. She then worked as an Account Analyst for Iberchem before returning to Myanmar in 2013. She worked for the Press Council, International Media Support and Friedrich Naumann Foundation before joining MJI in 2015.

 

Ricky Soe - Webmaster

Ricky Soe studied Electronic’s and Communication at Curtin University in Perth. While obtaining his degree he also did a Diploma in Computer Science and Certificate in Renewable Energy. In 2011 he returned to Myanmar and worked at 5 Network as Chief Technical Officer responsible for equipment repair and quality control. In 2013 he joined Myanmar Media Library as a Project Co-Ordinator arranging training's for conflict sensitive journalism across Myanmar. In 2013 Ricky sub-contacted to MJI to manage the website and on-line activities. He came on-board full time with MJI in 2014 as Webmaster.

Soe Zaw Maw - Communication Officer

Soe Zaw Maw started working as Liaison Officer with Mizzima Media at the 27th Sea Games Myanmar in 2013. He then worked as a freelance Project Coordinator and Facilitator for Third Myanmar Media Development Conference, International Press Institute’s World Congress, Fourth Myanmar Media Development Conference and also worked as an interpreter at EU’s Community Policing Project. He joined Mizzima Media in 2015 as a permanent Project Coordinator and facilitated and organized Mizzima’s country wide training courses - including Election Reporting Training (with Actionaid) and Conflict Sensitive Journalism (with UNESCO). He also worked as a Translator at MRTV-4. Soe Zaw joined Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) in 2016 as Communications Officer.

Si Thu Aung - Technical Assistant

Si Thu Aung is MJI's Technical Assistant, responsible for the use of all of our technical equipment and its maintenance. In addition he assist the training department in the deployment of technical equipment and outside training's. Si Thu is also studying as a third year History Major at Dagon University (as a distance student). Prior to joining MJI Si Thu worked at Myanmar Freedom Daily as a Marketing Assistant where he was collecting data and payments for the advertising department. He joined MJI in late 2013.

Soe Soe Than - Administration Assistant

Soe Soe Than is from Yangon. She has worked in the sales and service industry for over 16 years. She began working at 702 Convenience Store and then worked for a number of other outlets including Star City Mini Mart and 101 Convenience store over the next few years. She then began working at Pwint Oo furniture store as stock controller and sales person for 5 years. Soe Soe joined MJI in 2015 as administrative assistant where she is responsible for stock and purchases as well as ensuring the smooth operation of the MJI office on a daily basis.

Win Mar Oo - Administration Assistant

Win Mar Oo is from Yangon. She began working at Myanmar Cairo clothing factory in 2009 as a garment manufacturer, specialising in mens shirts. She then started her own business, establishing a local grocery shop in Tharkayta township. Win Mar joined MJI in 2014 as administrative assistant where she works alongside Soe Soe Than as being responsible for stock and purchases and ensuring the smooth operation of the MJI office on a daily basis.

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