Ruby Yang, project director of the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative, premiered her latest documentary, Ritoma, on 8 April in Hong Kong. Former nomads who are players on the basketball team featured in the film and their coach, MIT alumnus Bill Johnson, along with other members of the Ritoma workshop travelled from their village on the Tibet Plateau to attend the premiere.

Other guests included former Hong Kong financial secretary John Tsang, U.S. Consul General for Hong Kong and Macau Kurt Tong, director of the Hung Hing Ying and Leung Hau Ling Charitable Foundation Belinda Hung, and from The University of Hong Kong Foundation, Professor Rosie T T Young, Dr. Patrick Poon Sun-Cheong, and Bernadette Tsui.

HKU Executive Vice-President Dr. Steve Cannon, Dean of Social Sciences Professor William Hayward, JMSC founding director Professor Ying Chan, and JMSC director Keith Richburg also attended.

3 May 2018

Ruby Yang premieres latest documentary “Ritoma” in Hong Kong

Ruby Yang, project director of the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative, premiered her latest documentary, Ritoma, on 8 April in Hong Kong. Former nomads who are players on the basketball team featured in the film and […]
3 May 2018

JMSC alumnus and seed grand recipient Vincent Du premieres film in Los Angeles

The documentary China’s Forgotten Daughters, co-directed by Meng Han and 2011 Master of Journalism graduate and 2016-2017 seed grant recipient Vincent Du, will premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on 10 May as part […]
3 May 2018

2010 Master of Journalism graduate named in China’s “Digital A-List”

2010 Master of Journalism graduate Andrea Fenn was recently included in Campaign Asia-Pacific‘s annual “Digital A-List“, which honours people and brands leading digital innovations in the China market. Andrea was listed under the “Disruptors” category […]
9 April 2018

Alumnus Ko Swe Win honoured with EU human rights award

Ko Swe Win, editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now and 2009 Master of Journalism graduate, was honoured with this year’s Schuman Award for Human Rights by the European Union in Myanmar along with activists Cheery Zahau and Daw Khin […]
9 April 2018

Dialogue with Werner Herzog

The Hong Kong Documentary Initiative kicked off its annual Dialogue with Filmmakers series with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog on 21 March. Mr. Herzog answered questions from a full house at the Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre […]
9 April 2018

JMSC directors meet alumni in Beijing and Shanghai

JMSC director Keith Richburg and Kevin Sites, director of the Master of Journalism programme, caught up with our alumni in Beijing and Shanghai, respectively, while there to interview candidates for the 2018-2019 class. They also […]
9 April 2018

Weiboscope in the news

Dr. King-wa Fu and the Weiboscope team were featured in a number of recent reports, including Columbia Journalism Review and Nieman Lab, about increased online censorship following the proposal by the Chinese Communist Party to abolish the […]
14 March 2018

Research into information disorder in Asia

By Masato Kajimoto The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong has launched a series of short research articles that provide an overview of what is known about the scale and […]