I am a journalist and photographer based in Hong Kong, where I write and edit on the Financial Times Asia news desk. Previously, I wrote the Europe/Africa edition of FirstFT, our essential news briefing.


Previously, I reported for TIME's Asia bureau and contributed to the 2018 Person of the Year package, among other magazine cover features.


I have covered Southeast Asia as a reporter, editor and photographer for seven years, reporting from Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Singapore and Thailand 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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