Journalist Content Developer Photographer

Independent professional writer and editor Julian Matthews is currently based in Malaysia and has provided exclusive content for some of the most prominent online and print business publishers in the Asia Pacific region including The Star, New Zealand Herald, CNET, ZDNet, Nikkei Business Publications, and Newsbytes, a Washington Post-Newsweek subsidiary. He has provided corporate writing services to companies such as IBM and Nestle. He has developed various websites with strong emphasis on marketing niche services over the Internet and raising awareness for non-government organizations.


Trinetizen Media: Independent news agency
Co-founder, editor, webmaster

Developed and created a news agency contributing articles to print and online publications across the Asia Pacific.

Click here for archive of stories 1995- 2003

Nikkei Electronics Asia, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
1992 ~ 2003
Malaysian Correspondent

Joined publication at start-up as national correspondent. Filed regular monthly news reports about semiconductor, telco and Internet industries in Malaysia and contributed to Business & Market, and Interview sections.

Click here for archive of stories 1996- 2003

Newsbytes, a Washington Post-Newsweek subsidiary, currently Technews.com
November 1999 ~ 2001
Malaysian Correspondent

Joined Newsbytes as national correspondent and filed exclusive, international technology news stories.

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ZDNet Asia
June 2000 ~ Jan 2001
Malaysian Correspondent

Joined ZDNET Asia as national correspondent and filed regular exclusive technology news weekly.

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April 1999 ~ May 2000
Malaysian Correspondent

Joined CNET Malaysia at start-up and filed regular exclusive technology news and coordinated, commissioned and edited weekly features.

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AsiaBizTech, Nikkei Business Publications Inc
1996 ~ 1998
Malaysian Correspondent

Joined Silicon Valley-based online publication at start-up and filed weekly technology news from Malaysia, and special reports for seminars and conferences.

Also reported on Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor project, Internet developments and news on semiconductor, disk drive and telecommunication industries.
Click here for archive of 1998 stories.

Various publishers and organizations
1991 - present
Independent Professional Journalist and Photographer

Since May 1991, have been working as a self-employed independent journalist and photographer. Have done news and features, corporate profiles, promotional material, product reviews and brochures for IBM, Nestle and various other organizations.

BN & Associates
1988 - 1991
Senior Feature Writer and Photographer

award89Contributed articles for "Mystical Malaysia", a monthly travel magazine, "Perak Discovery", a travel quarterly, and "Headline", a bimonthly on the advertising industry. Also assisted in the compilation of the "Official Visit Malaysia Year 1990 Commemorative Album" and the design and editing of the official ASEAN brochure. Was awarded Malaysian tourism industry's highest annual accolade for travel writing, Best Travel Writer 1989.

The Star Publications Bhd
1984 - 1987

Daily coverage of political, social and economic issues as well as crime and entertainment news for leading English newspaper in Malaysia. Managed and contributed to music review column, Easy Listening.

New Straits Times Bhd
Freelance Contributor

Contributed freelance features for Times of Your Life, a youth section of newspaper.


Malaysian Technology News
New Zealand Expedition Nov 13-Dec 22, 2001
My World Cup
Women's Aid Organisation, Malaysia
Scuba Point, Tioman
Dioxin Alert


Diploma in Multimedia Production (NZQA accredited),
SAE Institute, Parnell, Auckland (2003)


Proficient with Mac and Windows platforms and various web-design and content-management software, browsers, email, ftp, graphics, instant-messaging and MS Office applications.
Also: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, FinalCut Pro, Premiere, Director, PHP, mySQL.


Internet content development and online community building, reading, cycling, travelling, scuba diving.


  1. Minoru Inaba, publisher, Internet group,
    Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
  2. Leslie Lopez, Asia Wall Street Journal correspondent.


Email: julian@trinetizen.com
Tel: 03-7727-5054(Kuala Lumpur), Mob: +6012-915-9528

Address: Available upon email request.