Htin Kyaw Aye
Yvonne T. Chua
Kajimoto has recently led a five-country UNESCO project and served as the chief editor for its publication titled “Media and Information Literacy Education in Asia: Exploration of Policies and Practices in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines” which came out in October 2020.
In 2019 he wrote an entry on “News Literacy” in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. He was also the leading researcher and co-editor for the paper “ Information Disorder in Asia and the Pacific: Overview of Misinformation Ecosystem in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam” in 2018.
Kajimoto founded a region-focused education NPO called ANNIE (Asian Network of News and Information Educators) to develop teaching and learning materials in news literacy in Asia. As part of the initiative, he has been running a student-led fact-checking news website called Annie Lab (http://annielab.org) at the university, which became a member of the Corona Virus Facts Alliance spearheaded by the International Fact-checking Network at Poynter Institute.
He is also the chief producer of the online course on Coursera titled Making Sense of the News, a collaborative project with Stony Brook University, State University of New York, where Kajimoto served as an external affiliate professor between 2015 and 2020.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature at Chuo University in Tokyo. He received a master’s degree in Journalism from the University.
Tin Zar Aung
She has started entering the media field as a position of reporter in TRUE news journal since 2007. And also she worked with other media organizations such as Myanmar Times and Mizzima. Before Internews, she worked with Mizzima over three years as starting with a senior reports position to newsroom editor before she left.
Now she is mostly focused on journalism training on some thematic issues that are very important for Myanmar, media ethic, Media literacy and other media related works. And sometimes she wrote some opinion articles on the media such as Mizzima, 7 Day and so on. And she finished Gender Studies and Politics and Public Policy Diploma from Local Institutes. Also, she participates actively in the sectors of media regulation and media and information literacy. And she finished the program of Media Regulations in a Democratic Framework by Sida.
As a volunteer works, she was Executive Member of Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN) from 2015 to 2019. Now she is General secretary of MWJS since 2019, September. Both MWJS and MJN are network and organization that are more focused on Media freedom and Development of journalism industry. MWJS is more likely focused on gender and women perspective but all journalists are exclusive consideration for the activities.