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A British journalist in Hong Kong since 2005, I am the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press – the only non-profit, independent English-language news source in the city. Run by journalists, HKFP was Hong Kong’s first crowdfunded media outlet following its record-breaking campaign in 2015.
I hold a BA in Communications & New Media and an MA in journalism. My freelance writing and photography has been featured in Quartz, Global Post, Huffington Post, Time Out, Vocativ, New Internationalist, Ming Pao, Common Dreams and others. I have also made several contributions to BBC World TV, BBC Radio, Channel News Asia, Sky News, Democracy Now, CTV, Russia Today, RTHK Radio and Al-Jazeera English.
In 2012, I founded a Hong Kong news and culture platform, hongwrong.com. In 2013, I co-founded a multimedia advocacy and legal campaign for domestic workers.
I have spoken at various universities and media conferences on topics such as advocacy journalism, new media, press freedom, the Umbrella Movement and Hong Kong’s ‘Fifth Estate’.
Tom enjoys photography, hiking and has travelled to over 50 countries, including destinations such as Iran, Cuba, Timor-Leste and Burma.
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