Web and social media specialist who has also worked as a reporter in countries like Timor-Leste and Bangladesh
Matt Crook moved to Bangkok in 2005 and worked in a variety of positions before landing a desk editor job in Phuket with the Phuket Gazette. After leaving the Gazette in 2008 he moved to Timor-Leste to file stories for AFP, Guardian, Reader's Digest, IPS, IRIN and more with a primary focus on development issues. Matt has also reported from Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia.
In 2010 he returned to the UK to complete a master's degree in Southeast Asian studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London before landing a job in Bangkok as regional web and social media editor for global child-rights organisation Plan International.