Denise Hruby moved to Asia in 2010, covering social struggles, sex and labor trafficking, and environmental degradation in China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and India. Her work has appeared in BBC, Al Jazeera, Nature, Süddeutsche Zeitung and The Cambodia Daily. She reported on the refugee crisis in Europe in 2015 before moving to China, where she covers under-reported stories across the country for Sixth Tone. A native Austrian, Denise is bilingual and writes in English and German. She has won several international awards, including from the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) and Amnesty International. She was named Young Asian Environmental Journalist of the Year in 2014 and received a Logan Science Journalism fellowship in 2017. She studied journalism at FH Joanneum in Austria.