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Contact information: thomas (a t) crampton dot com or mobile phone +33 6 87 71.30.12

Thomas Crampton has worked as a correspondent for the International Herald Tribune for more than a decade, reporting from five continents, writing a column on Asia and leading the newspaper’s coverage of Asian politics, economics and culture.

Based in Paris since April 2005, he began his French posting with a daily column on the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2004 he worked in the United States for the IHT’s parent newspaper, The New York Times, crossing the country for intense reporting on the US presidential race, the 2004 hurricanes, the 9-11 commission as well as a range of other issues. Prior to that he worked for a decade across Asia, Africa and Europe, covering many aspects of the rise of China, Asia’s financial crisis, the SARS outbreak, Sudan’s civil war, earthquakes and a range of cultural topics.

Before becoming the Hong Kong-based Asia Correspondent for the Herald Tribune, Mr. Crampton helped launch an Asian regional newspaper, Asia Times, based in Bangkok.

In addition to citations from Amnesty International for his articles and photography, Mr. Crampton has served as a judge for several journalism awards and worked to help numerous organizations promoting freedom of expression and the training of journalists.

Currently on the board of the New York-based Overseas Press Club, Mr. Crampton has served as president of The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong and The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand. He also co-founded a charity fund in Hong Kong that has raised more than $1 million in four years to support the higher education of disadvantaged children from the Po Leung Kuk.

Mr. Crampton was educated in the United States, Ireland, Britain and in France at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He speaks English, French, Thai and is learning Mandarin Chinese.


4 responses to “About

  1. Hi Thomas

    I found out about you via Loic’s blog and really appreciated your note on Africa Gadget.

    Thank you for this info and I am delighted to get to know you.






  3. Hi Thomas.

    A Thomas Crampton, of County Wicklow, Ireland, emigrated to New Zealand on board the ship Metropolis. He returned to England on the ship Blue Jacket to marry his sweetheart Ellen Dunckley but on the way the Blue Jacket caught fire and was abandoned. Thomas survived and, with his new wife, returned to Christchurch in New Zealand. I wondered if you were, perhaps, any realtion of this Thomas?


    Peter Wells
    New Zealand

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