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    Steve Herman

    A veteran journalist in Asia, Steven L Herman is the Voice of America bureau chief and correspondent based in Bangkok. Prior to taking his post in Thailand, Steve was stationed in Seoul. Steve served more than three years as VOA's South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi, India. Steve's Twitter (@W7VOA) coverage from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disaster sites was widely cited by numerous media outlets globally.

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    Steve was elected for five consecutive years (1998-2002) to serve as Chairman of The Foreign Press in Japan (FPIJ) after completing a one-year term as President of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ). He also served as President of the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club.

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