JMSC in the news


(9 March) Financial Times: Call for Chinese to thank Xi Jinping for coronavirus effort backfires (King-wa Fu)

(6 March) Nikkei Asian Review: Hong Kong ‘war on humor’ pits public broadcaster versus police (King-wa Fu)

(4 March) Deutsche Welle: Press freedom pays a price in US-China media showdown (Keith Richburg)

(21 February) Quartz: Why a Chinese virology lab is unable to quell the coronavirus conspiracy theories around it (Masato Kajimoto)

(10 February) Agence France-Presse: From dead, to alive, to dead again: How China handled virus doctor’s death (King-wa Fu)

(7 February) Fortune: Whistleblower doctor’s death stirs an online rebellion against China’s coronavirus response (King-wa Fu)

(5 February) The New York Times: As China clamps down on negative news, quarantines on land and sea (King-wa Fu)

(5 February) Financial Times: China slams shut its small window for online criticism (King-wa Fu)

(5 February) Abacus: How WeChat and Weibo fight coronavirus fake news (Masato Kajimoto)

(31 January) South China Morning Post: As coronavirus spreads, so do spurious online claims about it in Hong Kong (Masato Kajimoto)



(16 December) NHK World: Social media tearing Hong Kong further apart (Annie Lab & Masato Kajimoto)

(15 December) South China Morning Post: Censored by China, deleted social media posts live on in Hong Kong (King-wa Fu)

(20 November) Agence France-Presse: Fake news amplifies fear and confusion in Hong Kong (Masato Kajimoto)

(13 November) NHK World: “Be water”: Hong Kong protesters learn from Bruce Lee (Masato Kajimoto)

(12 November) Bloomberg: How fake news and rumors are stoking division in Hong Kong (Annie Lab & Masato Kajimoto)

(11 November) Quartz: The Hong Kong protests are the most live-streamed protests ever (Masato Kajimoto)

(26 October) Agence France-Presse: Hong Kong court bans publishing police details, including photos (Sharron Fast)

(26 October) Al Jazeera: Concern as Hong Kong court bans disclosure of police details (Sharron Fast)

(26 October) RTHK: Ban could be used beyond doxxing, fear experts (Sharron Fast)

(23 October) The Christian Science Monitor: Four months into protests, Hong Kongers’ distrust runs deep (Masato Kajimoto)

(23 October) New Atlanticist: Can Beijing export its manipulation of information? (King-wa Fu)

(23 October) The Washington Post: Hong Kong’s domestic workers feel caught between both sides in information war (Masato Kajimoto)

(23 October) Nikkei Asian Review: From Hong Kong to the NBA, how China is losing the media war (King-wa Fu)

(15 October) Burnet News Club, The Economist Educational Foundation: Professor Masato Kajimoto answers YOUR questions!

(14 October) South China Morning Post: Hong Kong protests and ‘fake news’: in the psychological war for hearts and minds, disinformation becomes a weapon used by both sides (King-wa Fu, Masato Kajimoto)

(12 September)  OZY: China’s outsourcing its propaganda war against Hong Kong to online soldiers (King-wa Fu)

(10 September)  South China Morning Post: China Daily newspaper criticised over claim Hong Kong protesters are planning 9/11 terror attack (Masato Kajimoto)

(10 September)  South China Morning Post: Why China went on a global media blitz over the Hong Kong protests – and why it probably won’t work (Keith B. Richburg)

(4 September)  Financial Times: Old messages, new memes: Beijing’s propaganda playbook on the Hong Kong protests (King-wa Fu)

(22 August)  Reuters: ‘All the forces’: China’s global social media push over Hong Kong protests (King-wa Fu)

(21 August)  BBC Chinese: 中美貿易戰和香港抗議中「神秘博主」的魅影 (Masato Kajimoto)

(20 August)  NPR: How China uses Twitter and Facebook to share disinformation about Hong Kong (King-wa Fu)

(16 August)  South China Morning Post: Hong Kong protests put Chinese state media’s drive to win over an international audience to the test (Masato Kajimoto)

(16 August)  CNBC: Social media has become a battleground in Hong Kong’s protests (King-wa Fu)

(16 August)  CBC: How Beijing wages its media assault on the credibility of the Hong Kong protesters (Masato Kajimoto)

(15 August)  BBC Chinese: 香港示威:內地輿論攻勢高漲,助力港府並爭取民意 (Masato Kajimoto)

(14 August)  Washington Post: After airport mayhem, Hong Kong protesters face tipping point in battle for hearts and minds (King-wa Fu)

(14 August)  World Politics Review: Hong Kong’s beleaguered protestors struggle to win the war of narratives (King-wa Fu)

(11 August)  CNN: Hong Kong isn’t just battling on the streets: There is also a war on misinformation online (Masato Kajimoto)

(11 August)  The Jakarta Post: Stop Hoax Indonesia program to educate internet users in 17 cities (Masato Kajimoto)

(25 July)  AFP: Fake news war divides, confuses in Hong Kong

(11 July)  Poynter: Misinformation amid Hong Kong protests: A Q&A with a researcher on the ground

(4 July)  RTHK: Hong Kong Today (Radio interview with Masato Kajimoto)

(2 July)  The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘A complete trap’: Police move in after Hong Kong protesters storm Legislative Council

(11 June)  Quartz: US-China trade tensions have hit a business news app backed by China’s “Rupert Murdoch”

(10 June)  South China Morning Post: China’s internet censor shuts financial news aggregator amid worsening US relations over trade and tech

(9 June)  SBS News: More than a million protest in Hong Kong over extradition laws

(5 June)  Al Jazeera: Massive crowds at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil on 30th anniversary

(4 June)  10 daily: Thirty years after Tiananmen survivors feel it’s their duty to speak out

(3 June)  China Perspectives: 1989-2019: Perspectives on June 4th from Hong Kong 

(3 June)  10 daily: Extradition battle looms on eve of Tiananmen massacre anniversary

(30 May)  South China Morning Post: The art of getting Tiananmen Square crackdown onto Chinese social media, from a rock star to a line of rubber ducks

(30 May)  Inkstone: The cat-and-mouse game of talking about Tiananmen in China

(30 May)  Voice of America: China Cheers State TV Anchor in Face-Off with Fox

(25 May)  University World News: Tiananmen Square a topic that still can’t be studied

(22 May)  Apple Daily: Fax機破封鎖 Big Data抗「河蟹」 傅景華初心不變 (In Chinese. Interview with King-wa Fu.)

(16 May)  Hong Kong Free Press: Journalist David Missal wins Human Rights Press award for HKFP video on rights lawyer Lin Qilei

(3 May)  Financial Review: Judith Neilson’s $100m search for truth

(23 April)  Global Ground: Tactics to fight disinformation in Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and India

(17 April)  TIME: The Tiananmen Massacre is one of China’s most censored topics. Here’s a look at what gets banned

(16 April)  Hong Kong Free Press: Archive reveals scale of China’s Tiananmen Massacre blackout as netizens fight to evade censors

(16 April)  Global Ground: Battle for the truth

(16 April)  Quartz: Rubber ducks and tattoos: How China dodges censors to remember Tiananmen’s “Tank Man”

(15 April)  The Stand News: 港大研究揭過千條涉八九六四微博帖文被刪 涉64、殺人、坦克、蠟燭俱一帖不留 (In Chinese. #64censored pics by Weiboscope featured.)

(14 April)  Ming Pao: 港大學者:六四微博帖 7年刪千條 13%涉港遊行集會 傅景華料人手逐條查看 (In Chinese. Interview with King-wa Fu.)

(14 April)  Ming Pao: 守護記憶達人Louisa Lim 在遺忘的過程中,打撈六四片段 (In Chinese. Interview with Louisa Lim.)

(1 April)  Cambodian Center for Independent Media: An Interview with Dr. Masato Kajimoto: “Be a News Literate by Checking Your Facts”

(April)  Mozilla Internet Health Report 2019: Tracking China’s censorship of news on WeChat

(22 March)  Philippines News Agency: Quality journalism key to fighting fake news

(22 March)  PTV News: Quality journalism key to fighting fake news

(21 March)  PTV News: ASEAN workshop on fighting fake news opens in Bangkok

(7 March)  Eleven Myanmar: Fake news threatens security, social order, democracy

(28 February)  Nature: ‘Gene-edited babies’ is one of the most censored topics on Chinese social media

(27 February)  The Straits Times: China seen to tighten Internet curbs, target more content

(25 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Censored on WeChat: As tensions in China-US trade conflict rose, so did WeChat censorship

(21 February)  The Economist: Economic woes hurt Chinese journalists as much as censorship does

(20 February)  ABC News: WeChat’s most censored topics in 2018 include US-China trade war, Huawei CFO arrest

(14 February)  CNBC: WeChat’s most censored topics in 2018 include US-China trade war, Huawei CFO arrest: Report

(13 February)  TIME: The U.S.-China trade war and #MeToo were among the most censored topics on China’s WeChat, report finds

(13 February)  South China Morning Post: US-China trade war among most censored topics of 2018 on WeChat

(8 January)  South China Morning Post: Out of character? Xi Jinping has a Mao Zedong-style signature



(19 December)  BuzzFeed News: Please welcome China’s WeChat to the #Resistance

(17 December)  RTHK Radio 3: Is there a future for newspapers?

(16 December)  PR Newswire: SOPA 2019 journalism awards open for entries; deadline Jan 24

(November)  HKU Bulletin, Volume 20: China’s AI approach to information control

(13 November)  South China Morning Post: ‘Winter has come’: Chinese social media stunned as nearly 10,000 accounts shut down

(9 November)  South China Morning Post: British journalist Victor Mallet denied entry to Hong Kong as tourist

(9 November)  Hong Kong Free Press: Senior Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet banned from entering Hong Kong

(6 November)  South China Morning Post: More than a century of newsroom technology at SCMP: from the telegraph to live streaming of spacewalks

(2 November)  The New York Times: Journalist’s Expulsion Casts Shadow on Hong Kong’s Future

(1 November)  Libération: Chine Le «Global Times» table sur YouTube pour tacler l’Occident (In French. Interview with King-wa Fu.)

(30 October)  South China Morning Post: Brits had their own take on press freedom

(25 October)  Columbia Journalism Review: The erosion of Hong Kong’s free press

(19 October)  World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe: 110th Global Health Histories seminar: Polio, immunization and universal health coverage

(16 October)  Radio Free Asia: Debarring of Candidate, Visa Row Point to ‘Death’ of Hong Kong’s Freedoms

(8 October)  The New York Times: Journalist’s Expulsion From Hong Kong ‘Sends a Chilling Message’

(8 October)  CNN: ‘Chilling message’: Hong Kong refuses to explain FT journalist visa denial

(4 October)  Radio Taiwan International: Eye on China: Fake news and a suicide

(28 September)  The New York Times: China Censors Bad Economic News Amid Signs of Slower Growth

(27 September)  BBC News: China #MeToo: Why one woman is being sued by the TV star she accused

(20 September)  Radio Sputnik: ‘That really means about half of what US buys from China now has tariffs on’ – journalist

(24 August)  Taipei Times: Highlight: China-Africa relations in context

(31 July)  CNN: Rare two-day protest over China vaccine scandal reveals public anger

(25 July)  South China Morning Post: China censors social media posts about vaccine scandal, monitor says, as tabloid suggests issue has been overblown

(24 July)  Storyful: The Storyful Podcast: Cinnamon, Condoms and Copycat Dares

(14 July)  South China Morning Post: Spike in online censorship as Liu Xiaobo tributes pour in

(23 June)  Poynter: ICYMI: Here are all the notes you need from Global Fact 5

(8 June)  ASEAN News: Q&A: ‘Accountability Separates Journalism from Everything Else’

(30 May). Poynter: How to fact-check politics in countries with no press freedom

(16 May)  Asia One: SOPA announces 2018 journalism awards finalists

(8 May)  Asian Correspondent: ‘Truth shall prevail’: Shell-shock after sale of Cambodia’s last independent paper

(8 May)  Asia Sentinel: Duterte takes on the Filipino press

(7 May)  Bangkok Post: Online safety for children is everyone’s responsibility

(3 May)  Radio Free Asia: In China, state control of the media moves towards thought control

(18 April)  South China Morning Post: How Hong Kong was Asia base for war photographers: exhibition shows their work from Vietnam, Korea and Sino-Japanese wars 

(13 April)  Inkstone: Photos of a scalded kindergartener enrage the Chinese internet

(11 April)  Asia One: SOPA 2018 journalism awards see highest number of entries in 20 years

(16 March)  Columbia Journalism Review: As China abolishes two-term limit, a siege on digital free speech

(14 March)  The Splice Newsroom: How the University of Hong Kong is tracking China’s censorship of Weibo users

(11 March)  The Globe and Mail: China steps up internet censorship of criticism of Xi Jinping

(9 March)  NiemanLab: What do Xi Jinping and Winnie the Pooh have in common? They’re both flagged by Chinese censors

(5 March)  HK01: 【2007年奧斯卡最佳紀錄片獎得主】楊紫燁促港府扶持紀錄片發展:它是一個地方的記憶載體 (In Chinese. Ruby Yang quoted.)

(1 March)  Hong Kong Free Press: China’s stifling of presidential term limit debate amounts to most significant censorship in months, watchdog says

(14 February)  Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong gov’t lagging behind in surveillance laws and routine disclosure, HKU researchers say

(9 February)  South China Morning Post: New laws needed to cover content removal requests in Hong Kong, say transparency advocates

(17 January)  Bloomberg News: Third HNA Unit halted from trading, pending ‘major matter’

(16 January)  The Sydney Morning Herald: The silencing of Rappler, the Philippines’ most independent media voice

(14 January)  Nikkei Asian Review: Public broadcasters in Asia under fire from all sides

(12 January)  University World News : University leadership changes signal politicisation

(11 January)  South China Morning Post: Liberty vs optimism: an East-West tussle over China’s future

(11 January)  South China Morning Post: Sino-US relations and globalisation top the bill at China Conference in Hong Kong