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Axel Kronholm (born 1988) is a freelance journalist covering conflict, politics, environment, human rights and development, mostly across South and Southeast Asia.
His writing, photography and radio stories have appeared in such outlets as the Washington Post, the Guardian, the BBC, Al Jazeera America, Swedish Public Radio, Public Radio International, Finnish Public Radio, Danish daily Dagbladet Information, Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet, among others.
Axel received the Third Coast International Audio Festival 2015 award for Best News Feature for his radio feature “Burma’s Rohingya: Easy Prey For Traffickers”, broadcasted by America Abroad on PRI.
Axel has a master’s degree in journalism from Gothenburg university, Sweden. His academic interests include political science, environmental politics, international relations and new media. He has also studied journalism at the Danish School of Media & Journalism in Aarhus, and EU politics at Hogeschool Utrecht in the Netherlands.
In May 2015, he completed the Swedish Armed Forces SERE School’s Hostile Environment Awareness Training.
2015 - Best News Feature
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- RISC training
Myanmar's opium boom
BBC. By the end of this year Myanmar should have been free of narcotics. Instead, production of opium is soaring and the East Asian country, once part of the fabled Golden Triangle, is the second largest producer in the world.