Sen Nguyen is an investigative journalist and podcast host based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She writes features and analyses that unpack nuances and provide contexts of policies and developments of public interest, with a particular focus on marginalized populations. 

Some of her favorite reporting included an in-depth feature about the structural causes that have led to considerable out-migration in the Mekong Delta, labor abuse of Vietnamese migrant workers in Serbia, a critical look at Vietnam's air pollution, the nuanced lived experiences of the marginalized Vietnamese community in Cambodia and field trips in central Vietnam when the region endured the worst storm season in 20 years. 

Her work and broadcast commentary have appeared in South China Morning Post (SCMP), Al Jazeera, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Rest of World, ITV News, DW News, Arirang TV, among others. Before venturing into freelancing, she worked as a staff reporter for VnExpress, Vietnam’s most read English-language newspaper.

Sen is fluent in Vietnamese and English. She was a recipient of the fully-funded South Korean government scholarship GKS and Chonnam National University merit scholarships which enabled her to earn a bachelor's degree in English. She was also awarded Chevening, the United Kingdom's fully-funded scholarship, which allowed her to pursue a master's degree in Migration at SOAS, University of London. When she is not writing, you can find her hosting her podcast Vietnam and Boba and working as a media consultant.

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Sen Nguyen
Policy, marginalised populations, migration

Supported projects

Romania, the new mirage for the Asian workers’ « European dream »

  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

BUCHAREST - Facing an acute labor shortage and a drastic decrease in population, Romania has allowed tens of thousands of South and East Asian workers, from Vietnam, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, into the country. . The investigation is following the path of Vietnamese and Indians workers mostly -but also from other nationalities- who faced abuses and are victims of lack of assistance from their country of origin and then in Romania.