Somsack Pongkhao is Deputy Editor of Vientiane Times’ News Department. He also serves as Coordinator for the Vientiane Times’ news exchange program with Asia News Network, an alliance of 21 leading newspapers in Asia. As head of the newspaper’s Youth Union, Somsack is a mentor to junior staff members. Throughout his career, Somsack has focused on topics including international relations, politics, and business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, with an English major from the National University of Laos. Over the course of his career, he has travelled to various Asian and European countries for reporting workshops and trainings.