Julian Matthews

Journalist Content Developer Photographer

Professional freelance writer Julian Matthews is currently based in Auckland, New Zealand and has provided exclusive content for some of the most prominent online and print technology news publishers in the Asian region including CNET, ZDNet, Nikkei Business Publications, and Newsbytes, a Washington Post-Newsweek subsidiary.

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

Joined publication at start-up as a freelance contributor. 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- 2002

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

Joined Newsbytes as a freelance contributor and filed exclusive, international technology news stories.

Click here for more headlines.Stories available upon request.

ZDNet Asia
June 2000 ~ Jan 2001.   
Malaysian Correspondent

Joined ZDNET Asia 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, edited and contributed weekly features.

Click here for more headlines.Stories available upon request.

AsiaBizTech, Nikkei Business Publications Inc
1996 ~ 1998   
Malaysian Correspondent

Joined online publication at start-up and filed weekly technology news, and several special reports and interviews.

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     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Freelance Journalist and Photographer

Since May 1991, have been working as a self-employed freelance 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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Feature Writer and Photographer

Contributed articles for "Mystical Malaysia", a monthly travel magazine, "Perak Discovery", a travel quarterly, and "Headline", a bimonthly on the advertising industry. I 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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

New Straits Times Bhd
1984     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Freelance Contributor

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

Julian Matthews' contact
e-mail: trinetizen@NOSPAMxtra.co.nz (Leave NOSPAM out)
Telephone: Available upon email request.
Address: Available upon email request.

Software skills: Proficient with various browser, email, ftp, web-design and content-management software and Microsoft Office applications.

Interests: Internet content development, reading, cycling, travelling, scuba diving.

Websites created:
New Zealand Expedition Nov 13-Dec 22, 2001
My World Cup
Women's Aid Organisation, Malaysia
Scuba Point, Tioman
MalaysiaCrafts, Ipoh

Minoru Inaba, publisher, Internet group,
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

Leslie Lopez, Asia Wall Street Journal correspondent.