Editor-at-Large, Frontier Myanmar (Myanmar)
Fenster was on “The exile journalism” panel at ISOJ 2023. Watch the presentation here.
Danny Fenster is editor-at-large for Frontier Myanmar, an award-winning investigative news magazine covering business and politics. He was imprisoned by Myanmar’s junta for nearly six months in 2021 for his reporting on military-linked businesses but was released following negotiations led by former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson. He received the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, which recognizes journalists “who bravely push to disclose the truth in trying circumstances.” Before moving to Southeast Asia, Fenster worked for news outlets including The Daily Iberian, The Current, Deadline Detroit and Model D in southern Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan, where his writing and reporting on culture, race and politics won numerous local and state journalism awards.
As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he is studying how journalists in exile are using emerging digital tools to continue reporting on repressive regimes, as well as the impact of Western foreign policy responses to these governments on reporters’ ability to continue working.