Nearly a decade on the road, six continents visited and reported as a foreign journalist. From covering the Hong Kong anti-government protests, Myanmar military coup, visiting North Korea attending the FIFA World Cup in Russia, here are some of Tommy’s working highlights so far.
The Telegraph – Interview with Jimmy Lai interview on day of National Security Law
Pro-democracy figures remain defiant as Hong Kong faces national security law
Jimmy Lai, the millionaire media mogul, insists he is staying put in the former British colony
The Telegraph – Blinded journalist sues Hong Kong police
Hong Kong police sued by journalist who lost eye after being hit with a rubber bullet
A journalist who lost her eye filming protests in Hong Kong has launched a legal bid to unmask the police officer who shot her with a rubber bullet.
Byline Times – Activists jailed in Hong Kong, print feature 2020
Hong Kong Activists Face Jail As Pro-Democracy Movement Fades – Byline Times
Today, activists for democracy in the former British colony find themselves with no protests, no opposition law-makers and, soon, without their influential leaders
Rappler – October 1st 2020 – China National Day in Hong Kong
WATCH: Protests rock Hong Kong on China’s National Day
As the People’s Republic of China marked its national day on Thursday, October 1, the unrest in Hong Kong continues as protests rock the financial hub despit...
Rappler – September 6th 2020 – Hong Kong protest
Day of discontent in Hong Kong
Unauthorized street demonstrations took place in Hong Kong on Sunday, September 6, as crowds protested against the postponement of the legislative elections....
Rappler – 16th November 2020 – Inside the battle at Polytechnic University
Hong Kong PolyU chaos spills into Kowloon districts
Follow Rappler for the latest news in the Philippines and across the globe. The fallout from the battles at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Sunday, N...
Rappler – 17th November 2019 – Nathan Road chaos, post Polytechnic University
WATCH: Hong Kong PolyU chaos spills into Kowloon district
Protesters pushed the police back from different angles, with a barrage of Molotov cocktails and projectiles as their weapons
VOA News – Thailand / Myanmar border story amid military coup
As Myanmar Borders Remain Closed, Thai Youth Group Sends Support
Since the military coup in February, thousands of people in Myanmar’s ethnic states have been displaced by renewed conflict between the national army and ethnic armed organizations. With reports of daily shelling and regular airstrikes, many are fleeing to the border with Thailand where a youth grou…
VOA – Myanmar Insein Prison testimonies
Hundreds of Political Prisoners Held in Notorious Yangon Jail, Those Released Say
Myanmar’s military coup that took place nearly four months ago has sparked outrage nationwide, with thousands of pro-democracy protesters taking to the streets and going on strike in resistance. But in retaliation, armed forces have violently cracked down on demonstrators, leaving hundreds dead and…
Swissinfo – Wuhan family tell story during Covid19 outbreak
How a Swiss-Chinese family returned to Wuhan
When the coronavirus spread in China, one Swiss expat and his family were on holiday in Hong Kong. How did they get home to Wuhan?
VOA – Analysis on pro-democracy lawmaker resignation en masse
Reshaping Hong Kong Continues With Pro-Democracy Lawmaker Crisis: Analysis
From a distance, it might seem Hong Kong’s turmoil and chaos have lessened as the National Security Law and the global pandemic put a lid on mass pro-democracy protests that rocked the city last year. In reality, since coming into effect, the security law has been a catalyst for sweeping internal ch…
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Tony Chung: Hong Kong activist detained near US consulate charged
Tony Chung was detained as he reportedly planned to claim asylum at the US consulate.
Hong Kong’s mass testing drive of 1.8 million people finds 38 virus cases
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
Hong Kong Protest Anniversary: What’s Changed
Desperation forces some to call for a break from China
The Northern Echo – Reporting from FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
Travel: Tommy Walker reports from Russia as World Cup 2018 gets underway
TRAVEL writer Tommy Walker is in Russia as the World Cup is in full swing. Here is his report so far.
News Corp Australia – Visiting Rason the special economic zone of North Korea
Inside the bizarre North Korean town most tourists won’t visit
For 99 per cent of people who travel, North Korea isn’t a must visit.
Le Point FR – Myanmar Spring Revolution – Thailand / Myanmar – 2021
Birmanie, l’appel aux armes
Abandonnées par la communauté internationale, la jeunesse birmane et les minorités se mobilisent et s’allient contre la junte. Reportage.
VOA – Dr Sasa Interview Myanmar
Exiled Physician Fighting for a Better Myanmar
A minister for the country’s shadow government says that the UN must uphold the will of the Myanmar people and that a defensive war is necessary
VOA – Covering Thai Protests
Thai Journalists on Challenges of Covering Protest Movement
Strict media laws, police harassment make reporting on calls for reform in Thailand harder, local media says
VOA – Thai Monarchy Reforms Protest
Thai Protesters Rally for Reforms of Monarchy After Court Rules Against Activists
Angry demonstrators protest after Thailand’s Constitutional Court rules three activists had attempted to overthrow the monarchy last year
Daily Express – Frontline Eastern Ukraine
Ukraine soldiers bravely fight back as Russia launches new onslaught - EXCLUSIVE
UKRAINIAN troops in southeast Ukraine are fighting back against Russian forces as Moscow attempts to capture land from the east of the country.
Daily Express – Kharkiv Residents Underground Ukraine
‘My house has been destroyed’: Ukrainians forced to live in underground metros
RUSSIA’S relentless shelling has forced locals to live in underground metros, basements and makeshift bunkers.