Philip Kleinfeld is a multimedia reporter with extensive experience investigating conflict, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises across sub-Saharan Africa. Matt Crook is a marketing and comms specialist with experience in journalism, nonprofits and startups.

Philip Kleinfeld joined The New Humanitarian in 2019 as a correspondent and editor. He is a multimedia reporter with extensive experience investigating conflict, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises across sub-Saharan Africa. He has covered rebellions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, militancy in Mali and Burkina Faso, and wars in Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville and beyond.

A regular commentator in the media, he holds a Masters in Political and Legal Theory from University College London.

Matt Crook is a marketing and comms specialist with experience in journalism, nonprofits and startups. From the UK, Matt spent nearly 10 years in Southeast Asia, initially working as a journalist before transitioning into the nonprofit sector and taking a role at Plan International.

Matt holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from SOAS and travelled extensively around Asia before returning to the UK to work at Plan’s global HQ. After productive stints at an environmental charity and a fintech startup, Matt now joins The New Humanitarian to lead on marketing strategy and help bring more people into the TNH circle.

"I'm extremely proud to join TNH at this exciting time in the organisation's growth," said Matt. I've long followed the work of TNH and have fond memories of filing stories from Asia for IRIN news more than 10 years. I'm excited to join the team and help further establish TNH as the goto source for coverage of forgotten crises."

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