Cliff Buddle, Special Projects Editor at the South China Morning Post, has been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years in London and Hong Kong.
He began his career covering cases at the Central Criminal Court in London. He was brought to Hong Kong by the SCMP in 1994, and as chief court reporter he covered landmark constitutional cases following the city’s return to China. He has worked as an opinion page editor, news editor and chief leader writer. He was deputy editor for six years, and as acting editor-in-chief in 2011/12 he oversaw a major revamp and redesign of the newspaper.
He has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights Law from the University of Hong Kong and has passed the Common Professional Examination, a post-graduation qualification in law.
Chan Pui King
Chan Pui-king is a veteran investigative journalist who also has worked in media management for nearly two decades. She was editor-in-chief of Next Magazine where she helped lead teams on investigative projects involving political, corporate and business issues. She also contributed reporting for the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on a tobacco-related project. She was the first research fellow of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong in 1999 and wrote a guide on access to public information in Hong Kong that has become an authoritative reference for journalists. Part of the work was published in Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals. She has a BSocSci degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Gerry Doyle is the Assistant Business Editor for Asia at the International Herald Tribune and has worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years in the United States, the Middle East and Hong Kong. As a senior editor at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, he ran a team of reporters covering crime, courts and national security, which produced stories including the torture trial of Abu Dhabi royal Sheikh Issa bin Zayed, the progress against human trafficking in the UAE, and gasoline shortages in one of the world’s most oil-rich nations.
Before that, he worked for almost a decade at the Chicago Tribune, both as an editor and a reporter, and covered some of the city’s most high-profile, as well as the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. While working at the Tribune, he also taught editing to graduate students at Northwestern University’s Medill school of journalism.
He holds degrees in journalism and philosophy from the University of Kansas and is an alumnus of the Dow Jones editing program.
His first novel, “From the Depths,” was published in 2007 and was named a finalist for best debut novel of the year by the International Thriller Writers.
Visiting Associate Professor
Cherian George is a media scholar who researches various aspects of journalism and power, including censorship, alternative media, media ethics and hate speech. A native Singaporean, he is currently an associate professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he also serves as director of the Asia Journalism Fellowship, an annual sabbatical programme for mid-career journalists. His most recent book is Freedom From The Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore. He is also the author of Contentious Journalism and the Internet, about alternative online media in Malaysia in Singapore. Before switching to academia, he was a journalist at the Straits Times, Singapore. He continues to practise professional journalism as the editor and publisher of a monthly current affairs newspaper for schoolchildren.
Angharad Hampshire worked on many radio programmes, including news, current and consumer affairs as well as arts, documentaries and other programmes while working for the BBC for more than 12 years.
She has reported for the BBC World Service in the U.K., China, Nepal, Afghanistan and Africa. In 2007, she won a BBC Onassis Bursary to go to Mount Everest where she recorded material for two documentaries. She has also made documentaries in China and Tibet. She has trained more than 50 journalists for the BBC in Afghanistan and Africa.
She reports on arts, culture and science in Hong Kong for the BBC World Service and is a regular contributor in print to Muse Magazine and the South China Morning Post. She has an MA in French from the University of Edinburgh and a PGCE from the Institute of Education at the University of London.
Barry Kalb started his career in journalism in 1967 at the Washington Evening Star. After eight years, he moved to Hong Kong in 1975, briefly for NBC News, and then as a staff correspondent for CBS News. In 1979, he joined Time magazine as Eastern Europe bureau chief, based in West Berlin, and subsequently moved to Rome, New York and back to Hong Kong with Time.
He took a 14-year break from journalism to become a restauranteur in Hong Kong, finally leaving that business in 2002. In late 2002, he returned to journalism, as an editor at the Voice of America bureau in Hong Kong.
He has covered the Watergate corruption scandal in Washington D.C., the deaths of Chou En-lai and Mao Tse-tung and the return to power of Deng Xiaoping in China, the beginnings of the Solidarity movement in Poland, and the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in Rome, among many other stories.
Matthew Leung joined the JMSC in 2003 as creative director responsible for developing, designing and publishing educational and promotional materials. He has more than 15 years experience in editorial production, including design, graphics and desktop publishing, and in exhibition, museum, showroom and event production. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia.
Rob McBride began his career in the early 1980s, reporting from the Falkland Islands in the aftermath of the South Atlantic Conflict. After working for commercial radio and then Granada TV in Manchester, he transferred to London in 1989 and worked for Thames TV, ITN and TV-AM.
In 1992, he joined a news agency to work in Asia for international broadcasters ranging from Channel 9 of Australia to the BBC and Sky News in Britain.
He also has worked for CNBC and National Geographic Television. In 1999, he became a freelance pioneer in Asia of video journalism. He has worked extensively in the region for Star TV, and regularly for companies as diverse as PBS network in the US and UN Television.
Kees Metselaar graduated as a scientist from the Free University in Amsterdam before he became a full time photojournalist in the mid eighties. His first big story was the fall of dictator Marcos in the Philippines in 1986. He photographed famine in the Sudan and the mujahedin in Afghanistan. In the early 1990’s, after he had moved his base to Hong Kong, he concentrated on South-East Asia. He was in Bangladesh when a giant cyclone killed more than 100,000 people and solf those pictures around the world.
He was in Indonesia during the fall of another dictator, president Suharto , and has photographed all over this vast country.
His photographs are sold by his Dutch agency Hollandse Hoogte. He has exhibited in Europe and Hong Kong.
More recently in Hong Kong , he has been documenting the old market and life styles of Central and Western Districts.
Kevin Voigt has worked for print, radio and television news companies ranging from small newspapers in the U.S. to The Wall Street Journal. He is currently a senior homepage editor and Asia business editor for CNN.com International. From 2000 to 2005, he worked as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal Asia, covering breaking news such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2003 SARS outbreak and the 2004 South Asia Tsunami. His feature writing has taken him from tribal areas of central India to the mountainous hot springs of Japan.
An experienced freelance journalist and consultant, he has done public relations work for companies such as Microsoft and Ogilvy Public Relations, as well as media training and ghost writing books and articles for executives. He was a contributor to The Far Eastern Economic Review and made regular appearances on CNN and CNBC Asia. From 1997 to 1999 he was co-host of a weekly Japanese radio programme in rural Kyushu.
Matt Walsh has been in broadcasting and journalism for 30 years, the past 14 in Hong Kong. He began his career on radio in the United States, and moved into television at CNN in Atlanta in 1992. In 1999, he moved to Hong Kong with CNN International’s expanding operation there. In 12 years at a variety of CNN networks, he has been an editor, writer, producer and trainer for CNN staff and affiliate stations.
In 2004, he launched Media Advisers Asia, Ltd., a training and consulting company. He has conducted training workshops for broadcasters and journalists in 17 Asian countries and territories, often in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. He also teaches media training workshops for corporate executives and spokespeople.
He worked as an editor at Voice of America’s Hong Kong bureau from 2005-2008 and continues freelance work for CNN Hong Kong. He has also been a field producer for programs that air on the Travel Channel and Discovery Channel, including “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”. And, his voice over work can be heard on a wide variety of TV and radio commercials, documentaries, corporate videos and educational products.