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Tom Fawthrop

London-born journalist/ film-maker and NUJ member. He as reported on many of the major conflicts in SE Asia since 1979 variously based in Bangkok, Dili (East Timor), Manila, Phnom Penh and Chiang Mai

Among the most important stories he covered for international media: The terrible legacy of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia: arrived in Phnom Penh Cambodia for the first time Dec 25th 1980. Jan 7th 1981 marked the second anniversary of the overthrow of the Pol Pot regime in 1979

Worked as a correspondent for the Irish Times, and stringer for the BBC, Guardian,the Economist, the London Sunday Times, and the South China Morning Post.

Also frequently contributed to the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC, and the Christian Science Monitor and the websites of BBC and Al Jazeera TV.

He is co-author of Getting away with Genocide? the history of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia (2004 Pluto books UK) and directed the UK Channel 4 film on Cambodia 1989- Dreams and Nightmares [see video section]

World Health Reported on the foundation of the PHM-The Peoples Health Movement in year 2000 and directed the documentary “Swimming against the Tide” about the Cuban health system released in 2007. Also published articles on WHO and current trends in world health.