Thursday 11 August 2011

Andrew Spooner - Bangkok, Thailand.

I met Andrew Spooner through Twitter during the Royal Thai Army massacre of Thai civilians last May. He's a London based journalist who has a Thai wife and has been driven off social media through a hate campaign by a group of people who don't use their real names. His Facebook account was hacked and pictures of mutilated women were used.

One person has been arrested on his return to Heathrow and charged, but as Andrew has a wife to consider he's closing his Twitter account and wont be writing for Asia Correspondent. I'll be sorry to see him go as I've met him a couple of times and he's clever, interesting and likeable.

His farewell post is here.