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Dave Grunebaum

I'm a five-time Emmy nominated journalist with extensive experience in television, radio and multimedia news. I'm adept at live breaking news and packaged stories. My reports have been featured by the BBC, Reuters Broadcast, Deutsche Welle TV, NPR,, VOA and I have my own equipment and can work as a one-man-band VJ, radio correspondent/producer or as part of a team. I've been working in Southeast Asia for the past seven years and am based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as Yangon, Myanmar. I also enjoy writing and producing text/multimedia stories from the region.


Reuters Broadcast: "So Little Has Changed" On the surface Myanmar seems to be undergoing a major transformation as a building boom brings modernization, but most of the country's people still live in poverty without electricity or running water.


Reuters Broadcast: "Balance of Political Power" Two-years after Myanmar's first civilian government in decades took office, it's clear that the military still has the most power.


Reuters Broadcast: "Preserving Inle Lake" Concerns are growing that one of Myanmar's treasures might one-day dry up and disappear. A local environmentalist takes steps to try to preserve it for future generations.


"Malaysia's Obesity Crisis" Malaysia has the dubious distinction of being the fattest country in Asia. Experts blame inactive lifestyles as the country urbanizes and poverty rates decline. We look at the issue and steps underway to help Malaysians get fit


Reuters Broadcast: "Schools From Scratch-Rohingya Refugee Education" Struggling to teach 300,000 child refugees, aid groups scramble to build classrooms, develop a curriculum and give crash courses in teaching to teams of inexperienced instructors.


Reuters Broadcast: "Rohingya Refugee Health Care" When the crisis started there was a flood of patients with wounds from bullets and knives. Doctors in Bangladesh also faced outbreaks of measles and diphtheria that needed to be contained.


"Refugees Live In Fear Where They Sought Safety" Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar now live in fear in the very place where they sought safety: Inside their refugee camps in Bangladesh.


Reuters Broadcast: "Covid-A Once Booming Burger Chain Tries To Keep From Going Belly Up" A Malaysian burger chain takes unusual steps to try to stay in business.


Reuters Broadcast: "Covid-Small Businesses Going Bust" Government stimulus programs are not enough to keep many small mom & pop shops from going out of business.

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