Presented by the China Media Project:


Between Moral Offence and Legal Jeopardy:
Some observations of corruption amongst Mainland Chinese journalists

Speaker:  Professor Zhan Jiang
Date:  Monday, 19 November 2018
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Venue:  MWT4, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong

This event will be presented in Putonghua. No registration required.

In the 40 years since the start of economic reforms in China, the Chinese media has worked under a unique system—public institutions operating as enterprises. On one hand, this has invigorated the industry. On the other, it has fostered normalised and severe corruption. The temptation of rent-seeking behaviour exists for media professionals at all levels and in all roles. For reporters, such morally questionable acts as accepting ‘red envelopes’ and other payments have become the norm. And in some cases, journalists may engage in more extreme forms of corruption that put them in breach of the law. This talk will explore the question of media corruption, a topic rarely subjected to systematic study in China, from both legal and moral angles.

About Zhan Jiang
One of China’s leading experts on journalism and communication, Professor Zhan Jiang was director of the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese Youth University of Political Sciences from 2001 to 2009. Subsequently, he taught at the School of International Journalism and Communication of Beijing Foreign Studies University. Professor Zhan’s books include Guarding the Public Sphere(2017), Rights in Communication(2015), Openness or Restriction: Freedom of Expression Versus Application of the Law in New Media Content(editor, 2013), and Watchdog Journalism and Global Democracy: An Approach to Civil Society(principle author, 2007). His translations of foreign journalism texts and works include: Journalism and Justice (1998/2004); American Journalism History (2001/2004); A Free and Responsible Media (2004); Comparative Media Systems (2012).



日期:2018年11月19日 (星期一)
時間:6:30 – 8:00pm



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