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I am a journalist based in Hong Kong, where I edit world news on the Financial Times Asia news desk and occasionally write. Previously, I wrote the Europe/Africa edition of FirstFT, our essential morning news briefing, which reached about 77,000 readers daily.


Before that, I reported for TIME's Asia bureau, where I contributed to the 2018 Person of the Year package: The Guardians and the War on the Truth, among other features, including for the magazine cover.


I have covered Southeast Asia as a reporter, editor and photographer for eight years, reporting from Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Bangladesh for international and local media.

As the Online Editor at The Myanmar Times, I drove live coverage of Myanmar's historic 2015 election — the first democratic poll in 25 years — to record readership, and oversaw a website redesign.


I focus on the people who shape the worlds of news, politics, business and culture. 

Eli Meixler

Hong Kong and Southeast Asia​


Phone/WhatsApp (HK): +852 5113 2621

Skype: eli.meixler

If you are commissioning a writer, editor or photographer or videographer, or if you are looking for a consultant as a copywriter, editor, branded content developer or researcher, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me — I would love to hear about your project. 


In addition to by phone or email, you can also reach me on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn with inquiries — or for a recommendation of the best bagel or noodle shop in town.

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