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Mei Fong

Mei Fong

Chief Communications Officer, Human Rights Watch; External Contributor

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Mei Fong is Chief Communications Officer at Human Rights Watch.

She leads the organisation’s media work, supervising a 50-strong global team spanning communications, digital, multimedia, and campaigns work. Fong was previously director of communications and strategy at the Center for Public Integrity, and prior to that was a Wall Street Journal correspondent, winning a shared Pulitzer for her coverage on China. She is author of 'One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment,' which won a non-fiction award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Foreign Policy magazine listed her on their Top 50 list of US-China influencers.

She executive produced an investigative podcast serial on power in the Trump administration that won an Ambie.

A graduate from the National University of Singapore, Fong also holds a master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, and speaks Bahasa, Mandarin and Cantonese.