Senior Southeast Asia Representative
Asia: Burma, Thailand, Vietnam
CPJ Senior Southeast Asia Representative Crispin joined CPJ in 2005. His journalistic work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune and Institutional Investor magazine, and he is currently the Southeast Asia editor for Asia Times Online. He was bureau chief for the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review in Bangkok from 1999 to 2004, where he wrote on a wide range of political, business, and social issues. From 2001, Crispin also served as bureau chief for the Review's sister publication, The Asian Wall Street Journal. His coverage of Asia's AIDS epidemic was part of a package recognized in 2004 for the "Excellence in Magazines" Award of the Society of Publishers in Asia. In 2005, Crispin served as an investigative consultant with Human Rights Watch (Asia), where he researched and wrote a full-length report on press freedom issues in Thailand. He received a master's degree in Southeast Asian Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington in 1999.