Real or Not Team Profile
Htaike Htaike Aung
Htaike Htaike Aung is the Executive Director of Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), which she co-founded in 2012. Htaike is a policy wonk with a passion for the open web and internet freedom, trying to shape digital rights policy through advocacy. She holds an MA in International Relations and Global Communications (Digital Politics) from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Phyu Phyu Thi
Phyu Phyu Thi is the Program Director of Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), which she co-founded in 2012. In 2018, she published an oral history book in Myanmar titled “Of Peaceful Days, Nyein Chan Kae Thaw Nay Yat Myar Tho” together with two other researchers. Her current research focuses on disinformation and its impact on Myanmar. She applies her findings in MIDO’s advocacy work and initiatives on training, media and information literacy, and online fact-checking. She holds a BSc in Physics from Yangon University, Myanmar, and an MA in Social Science (Sustainable Development) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand. She is currently doing her PhD in Peacebuilding at Payap University, Thailand.
Nyein Chan Aung
Nyein Chan Aung is the Program Manager of the ICT4Peace Program at Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO). He contributes to the work of the Real or Not fact-checking team and fosters synergies across MIDO’s initiatives on peacebuilding. Before joining MIDO, he served in community development for eight years in Rakhine and Shan States, and Ayeyarwady Region. He graduated from Myanmar Institute of Theology with a BA in Social Studies and an MA in Peace Studies.
Hnin Nu Nu Naing
Hnin Nu Nu Naing is the Outreach Manager of the ICT4Peace Program at Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), where she is responsible for developing outreach strategies for the Real or Not Fact-checking Program. As a 2018 Build Peace Fellow, she designed and launched Myanmar’s first Facebook chatbot to promote media literacy. She also works on social media analytics and as a digital security advocate. She holds a BSc (Hons.) in Computer Science from Mandalay University of Computer Studies, Myanmar.
May Thu Aung
May Thu Aung is the Creative Lead of the ICT4Peace Program at Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), where she also manages work on social media marketing, web development and systems analysis. She hosts Myanmar’s first edutainment TV show promoting media and information literacy titled MIL KYI. May Thu Aung’s work combines her expertise in technology with a passion for social development and community building. She holds a BA in English from Yangon University of Distance Education, and a Diploma in Information Technology from National Management Degree College, Myanmar.
Khant Phyo Lwin
FACT-CHECKING TEAM LEADER
Khant Phyo Lwin is the Fact-checking Team Leader of the Real or Not Fact-checking Program at Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), where he also works on promoting critical thinking skills as a media literacy trainer. In 2015, he worked as a social media researcher studying the potential of dangerous speech to incite violence and conflict during the elections. From 2015 to 2018, he contributed to the Myanmar Media and Society Research Project by Oxford University, which uses its findings to support local groups working for peace. He holds a BSc in Physics from Mawlamyine University, Myanmar.
Thet Min is a Fact-checker of the Real or Not Fact-checking Program at Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO). Before joining MIDO, he worked as a journalist for six years and reported on social activism and politics in Myanmar. Outside of work, he likes movies and literature, and he is an avid supporter of Manchester United FC. He holds a BA in English from Pathein University, Myanmar.
Nyan Win Shein
Nyan Win Shein is a Fact-checker of the Real or Not Fact-checking Program at Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO). He specialises in using open source tools for fact-checking and conducts research on misinformation ecosystems on social media. Before joining MIDO, he worked as a journalist for seven years and reported on the state of freedom of expression and social media instigated conflicts in Myanmar. He holds a BSc in Physics from Dagon University, Myanmar.