Min Mitchell, Executive Editor
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Min Mitchell, Executive Editor

Min Mitchell is RFA’s Executive Editor, overseeing company-wide editorial operations, including its nine language services and online affiliate BenarNews. Previously, she served as RFA’s Managing Director for East Asia from 2017 to 2021, in charge of RFA’s Mandarin, Cantonese, Tibetan, Uyghur and (North) Korean language services.

In her time at RFA, Ms. Mitchell has led the expansion of RFA’s East Asia programming to keep up with dramatic regional developments and broaden its appeal to new, younger audiences on digital platforms. She oversaw RFA’s coverage of Hong Kong’s historic mass street protests in 2019 and 2020 as well as Tibet’s on-going struggle to retain its dignity in the face of Chinese oppression. It was under Ms. Mitchell’s oversight in 2017 that RFA’s Uyghur Service broke the story about the mass detention incommunicado of Muslim Uyghurs by Chinese authorities, a story that led to landmark reporting around the world on the millions languishing in hidden internment camps in China’s Far West, also known as Xinjiang.  

Under Ms. Mitchell’s leadership, the services have won numerous awards, including two National Murrow Awards. She also shepherded the creation of RFA’s innovative new digital news magazine, Wainao | WhyNot, which aims to engage younger Mandarin speakers around the world. WhyNot|Wainao received a Human Rights Press Award in May of 2021.

Ms. Mitchell is a veteran television journalist from Taiwan, who, prior to joining RFA, covered U.S. politics and global affairs in Washington and New York for several major Chinese-language news organizations, including Taiwan Television, where she served as the organization’s D.C. bureau chief and one of the network's leading news anchors. She holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified yoga teacher.