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Simon Roughneen covers southeast Asia and his work has appeared in publications such as Asia Times, The Irrawaddy, The Diplomat, LA Times, Asia Sentinel, The Guardian, The Washington Times, South China Morning Post, FT and others. He is a radio correspondent affiliated to Global Radio News and contributes regularly to RTÉ World Report. He has also reported from Haiti, Pakistan, the Middle East, Kosovo, and from various countries in Africa. His website is www.simonroughneen.com and he can found on twitter, now and then, @simonroughneen