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Based In Manila, Philippines and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after several years in Myanmar

I'm a five-time Emmy nominated video/multiplatform journalist reporting from major modern cities as well as remote villages without electricity and running water. I also train local television and digital video journalists in the region. I've reported for international news outlets including Deutsche Welle, Reuters Broadcast, CBC, VOA, BBC and Time.com. My assignments include covering the stateless Rohingya Muslim community, human trafficking syndicates that are enslaving thousands of victims, the recent presidential election in the Philippines and the Myanmar pro-democracy movement's struggle against the military before as well as after the 2021 coup. I report on foreign affairs, social issues, politics, economics, natural disasters and human interest stories. I love producing character-driven stories that make complicated issues understandable. I earned a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. I've traveled across Southeast Asia on board rickety buses, leaky riverboats and standing-room-only trains.

You can contact me at dgrune@hotmail.com