I'm currently the Southeast Asia correspondent for Agence France-Presse.

Before I joined AFP, I was a freelance reporter for four years, traveling frequently around the world for stories on the garment and manufacturing sector, labor and migrant worker issues, and refugee issues. My work has taken me to Bangladesh, Turkey, Mongolia and Myanmar – among many other countries – and some of it has appeared in National Geographic, Los Angeles Times, South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, Women's Wear Daily, TIME and Buzzfeed. 

I also created a four-episode podcast series, Southeast Asia, etc., which features interview formate episodes with journalists around the region. 

Previously, I was an associate editor and daily news reporter at The Cambodia Daily, a research assistant for investigative reporter Wayne Barrett at The Village Voice, and an editorial and photo assistant at The New York Times Syndicate. 

I can be reached at denechen@gmail.com.