JMSC in the news


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

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



28 December – Philippine Canadian Inquirer: Duterte snatches OCCRP’s Person of the Year for 2017

18 December – Business Insider Singapore: SOPA 2018 Journalism Awards Open for Entries; Deadline Jan 31

15 December – South China Morning Post: Top pick for new HKU vice-chancellor faces questions over research links to US military

1-7 December – Nepali Times: Backlash against the backlash

29 November – BBC News: 红黄蓝虐童事件:官方通报遭质疑 还有哪些争议焦点 (In Chinese. King-Wa Fu quoted.)

29 November – South China Morning Post: Spike in Chinese censorship over Beijing migrant worker evictions, kindergarten scandal

1 November – Columbia Journalism Review: Global media confronts its own Weinsteins

30 October – Forbes: Like Trump, These Southeast Asian Countries Are Using ‘Fake News’ To Devastating Effect

24 October – RTHK: Ivory trade report encouraging, but vigilance needed

19 October – Associated Press: Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

18 October – Hong Kong Free Press: Hong Kong gov’t urged to enact freedom of information law after 20 years of delays

17 October – VOA News: China Tightens Control as Top Leader Consolidates Power at Party Congress

12 October – PEN America: FAKING NEWS: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth

11 October  – South China Morning Post: How Hong Kong’s media law and press freedom have fallen behind, from an ex-HKU professor who taught subject for 17 years

5 October – Sing Tao Daily (Canada): 程翔訪溫談何君堯事件 指港左派欠真材實料人才 (In Chinese. Interview with Ching Cheong.)

3 October – Policy & Internet: Censorship or rumour management? How Weibo constructs “truth” around crisis events

27 September – NextPlus: 搖樹文化 讓人不易滿足現狀 陳貝琼 (In Cantonese. Interview with Chan Pui-king.)

27 September – Council of Europe report DGI(2017)09: INFORMATION DISORDER: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making

10 September – ViuTVsix: Weekly Re-Viu

September – Bulletin: An antidote to ‘fake’ and misleading news

28 August – South China Morning Post: Who’s to blame for the political divide in Hong Kong? It’s partly Facebook, study says

27 August – RTHK Radio 3: 20 Years On: Identity

21 August – The Straits Times: Indian media lampoons Xi after ‘racist’ Xinhua video

19 August – BBC News: The crowdfunded news agency risking all for Hong Kong scoops

17 August – WSHU News: International News Literacy Conference Wraps Up At Stony Brook University

11 August – South China Morning Post: China’s top social media sites probed for ‘hosting illegal content, endangering national security’

8 August – The Interpreter: The thought and messaging of Xi Jinping

2 August – NHK News Web: 実は深刻 アジアのフェイクニュース (In Japanese. Masato Kajimoto quoted.)

July/August – The Correspondent: Human Rights Press Awards

July/August – The Correspondent: Weiboscope: Tracking censorship of China’s most popular social media platform

July/August – The Correspondent: Whither forecasting

30 July – RTHK Radio 3: 20 Years On: Celebrity

17 July – The New York Times: China Censors Winnie-the-Pooh on Social Media

15 July – The Spectator: Queen Victoria and the slave’s daughter

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

26 June – BBC News: HK handover predictions: Golden geese and democracy ‘infections’

25 June – Hong Kong Free Press: Video: Photographers Luna Leung & Jerry Ling ask: What is beauty?

7 June – The Straits Times: Check platform helps HK varsity students to verify ‘fake news’

3 June – The Star Online: SOPA 2017 Journalism Awards attracts record number of entries

31 May – HuffPost: Americans Could Learn Something From China About Dealing With Fake News

29 March – The Torch: Dr. King-wa Fu talks millennials, social media

21 March – The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong: Me and the Media: Freelance business writer George W. Russell

13 March – The Guardian: Despots are embracing Donald Trump’s ‘war on the media’ with open arms

11 March – BBC World Service: The Cultural Frontline

9 March – 心怀故园,挥拳出击:我在港大学做驻外记者 (Chinese article)

7 March – South China Morning Post: Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying seeks ‘exemplary’ damages in defamation suit against legislator Kenneth Leung

18 January – SupChina: Telling true stories is a booming business in China

7 January – Ming Pao: 睇報紙達人鍛治本正人: 事實?真相?意見?睇真啲新聞 (Chinese article)


17 December – Hong Kong Free Press: Facebook sees 212% increase in Hong Kong gov’t user information requests

14 December  Los Angeles Review of Books: From Diamond Village to Wukan: An Interview with the China Media Project’s David Bandurski

4 November  The New York Times: If China Meant to Chill Hong Kong Speech, Booksellers’ Case Did the Job

11 October – Young Post, South China Morning Post: Former ABC News and CNN journalist Anne Kruger gives students a taste of journalism and news reporting at HKU Taster

30 September – South China Morning Post: Hong Kong leader CY Leung piles pressure on Apple Daily newspaper over critical editorial

28 September  The Diplomat: Japanese Vs. Chinese Exceptionalism

24 August The New York Times: How a Hong Kong Filmmaker Came Across a New Kind of Tibetan Business

18 August The Standard: HKU team scoops gong for documentary

1 August – Voice of America Khmer: What Lessons Can Southeast Asia Learn From ‘Brexit’?

24 July South China Morning Post: Hong Kong government to take no action against internet-using jurors – at least this time

26 June South China Morning Post: Young Asian musicians can show divided Hong Kong how to connect, says filmmaker

10 April South China Morning Post: Typhoon Ying: intrepid Hong Kong reporter who became the story

1 April South China Morning Post: School of hard knocks: journalism is about learning to separate fact from opinion

30 March South China Morning Post: New University of Hong Kong media centre director pledges to uphold its independence and integrity