Aung Naing Soe is a freelance multimedia journalist originally from Yangon, Myanmar, who works for different international organizations.
He joined the media industry as a local producer in 2012 and worked as a freelance photographer for many publications, like TIME, The New Yorker, Washington Post, etc. In 2017, he received second prize in the "My Yangon My Home" photo competition and was also a finalist of the 2017 Global Fixer News Award at Kurk Shock Memorial Fund. He produced many documentaries and TV packages for international channels such as Al Jazeera, TRT World, Channel 4, Vice News, CNA, etc.
In 2019, he resided in Phoenix, Arizona, because he received the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship of communication at Arizona State University and covered the Mexico-Arizona Border issue, the coronavirus outbreak, and the historic Black Lives Matter movement. In late 2020, he returned home to cover the General Election 2020 in November and eyewitnessed the brutal coup de tat in 2021 February. That was the moment that he produced the highest workload in his freelance carrier. He wrote stories, filmed news and documentaries, and collected testimonies about the nation in the tragedy that he calls home.
He is now covering the Myanmar coup in exile as a writer and researcher. He also still works as a photographer and cameraman in the SEA region.