Thomas Abraham, former director of the Master of Journalism programme, was back in town to talk about his latest book, Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication, at the second of our writers-in-residence book talks. He was joined by Professor Keiji Fukuda, director of the HKU School of Public Health, co-organizer of the event, on a panel moderated by Keith Richburg on 11 October at the HKU Main Library.

Watch the entire talk on our YouTube channel here.

 

 

 

We also took the opportunity to have Thomas back at JMSC to give a workshop on “Investigating global health” to our undergraduate and graduate students back at Eliot Hall on 9 October.

15 October 2018

(VIDEO ONLINE) JMSC writer-in-residence series: Thomas Abraham

Thomas Abraham, former director of the Master of Journalism programme, was back in town to talk about his latest book, Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication, at the second of our writers-in-residence book talks. He was joined by Professor Keiji […]
12 January 2016

Master of Journalism 2016–2017 – now open for applications

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Regional health risk communication workshop teaches behavioural change

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JMSC teaching goes global with launch of HKU MOOC

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Conference Registration Now Open – Communicating Infectious Diseases

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26 January 2013

European Health Communicators Trained by JMSC Master of Journalism Director

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23 November 2012

Global Health Programs Fail to Meet Real Needs warns JMSC Master of Journalism Director

Global health programmes aimed at specific diseases fail to meet the broader health needs of the local communities they have been set up to help, according to the Director of the JMSC’s Master of Journalism […]
10 April 2012

April 13: Talk – What Limits to Press Freedom?

Thomas Abraham, Associate Professor of Practice at the JMSC, will talk about press freedom and lessons learned from the Leveson Inquiry in the United Kingdom, on Friday, April 13. The Leveson Inquiry was ordered after […]