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Kaye Lin

Kaye Lin is a multimedia journalist for Voice of America (Burmese service) based in Washington DC. Lin came to the United States at age six from Burma (also known as Myanmar). She wanted to become a journalist because she wanted to use the media as a tool to inform people about the oppression worldwide. Lin says, " The media is seen as a great catalyst in moving societies, and I’ve always wanted to be part of a community that instigates change." Through VOA, she has covered many different stories ranging from humanitarian issues to House and Senate hearings. She has worked with journalists, celebrities, politicians and icons. Last summer, she had the opportunity to follow Burma’s most famous dissident, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her European tour, and in the autumn met with Burma’s President Thein Sein in New York, both of whom were named #1 on Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers of 2012. She says she is most proud of the two stories she created on Burma’s political prisoners in which she got to meet the protagonist of her story, comedian Zarganar, when he came to accept awards from Amnesty International and other organizations in DC. Lin graduated from Boston University where she majored in Journalism and Sociology.

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