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Yan Htaik Seng

Yan Htaik Seng

2015 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Yan Htaik Seng is a media development journalist for BBC Media Action. He contributes to a weekly radio and digital program, The Tea Cup Diaries, which reaches 5.3 million people across Myanmar. The program aims to bridge ethnic and religious diversity in the country. He also contributes to a new program, Yay Kyi Yar ("toward clearer waters"), which provides information on the risks and opportunities of migrating for work within Myanmar and internationally. Previously, Yan Htaik Seng worked on a radio show called Bright Young Stars that focused on topics important to young people, including education, health, democracy, and relationships.

After Cyclone Nargis in 2008, Yan Htaik Seng volunteered for the Civic Society Initiative in the worst hit part of the country. It was the first time he had witnessed such extreme suffering, and the experience transformed the way he saw life and his role in society. These events inspired him to serve several organizations, including the Myanmar Youth Forum, Activista Myanmar, Salus World, and Metta Moe Myanmar.