28 February 2019

VIDEO ONLINE (15 Apr) Tiananmen 30 years on

  Co-organized by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre and Pen Hong Kong Date:  Monday, 15 April 2019 Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong (Directions). All […]
27 September 2016

Innovative social media ‘crowd translation’ project helps tell China’s story to the world

(Feature image credit: 上海明室) An innovative project at the JMSC has experimented with translating censored Chinese social media posts into English in an effort to tell China’s story to the wider world. The two-week pilot […]
1 March 2016

Weiboscope

Weiboscope is a Chinese social media data collection and visualisation project. One project objective, among many, is to make censored Sina Weibo posts of a selected group of Chinese microbloggers publicly accessible. Since January 2011, […]
23 October 2014

New grants fund JMSC social media and censorship research

JMSC Assistant Professor Fu King-Wa has been awarded two new grants to continue his work investigating the behaviour of social media users in China and Hong Kong and assessing the extent of Chinese government censorship. […]
21 November 2013

JMSC Research Seminar: Challenging official propaganda? Public opinion leaders on Sina Weibo

This is a public lecture on the work of Dr. Joyce Nip, who focused on the exposure of a series of corrupt officials on Sina Weibo after the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, and examines the social positions of opinion leaders in these cases. The relative roles of official agencies, mainstream news media and citizens are discussed in public opinion formation in these cases.
16 September 2013

Social Media is a Boon to Censorship in China, Says JMSC Associate Professor

Social media allows censors in China to extend their reach farther than ever before, according to JMSC associate professor and media researcher Miklos Sukosd. “On the one hand, Chinese social media services, like Sina Weibo, […]
29 July 2013

JMSC to Play Major Role at IB World Student Conference

JMSC faculty members, alums and students will be playing major roles in the upcoming IB World Student Conference, which is to be held at The University of Hong Kong next month. The conference, which will bring secondary students from […]
15 June 2013

English-Language Twitter Feed of Posts Censored from Sina Weibo Created by JMSC Students

WeiboTrendsPro, a Twitter feed of English translations of posts that have been deleted from the Chinese social networking website Sina Weibo, has been created by three JMSC graduate students. Chinese censors routinely delete online posts […]