[Conversation] Journalism in the Age of Fakes

[Updated 8 July 2022: For those who might have missed this conversation, here are the webcast and the photos.]

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 19:00–20:30 PDT
Journalism in the Age of Fakes
Speakers: Chris Yeung and Louisa Lim
Moderator: Leo K. Shin
via Zoom

A City Reassembled event
Registration required

“Without facts, you can’t have truth. Without truth, you can’t have trust. Without trust, we have no shared reality, no democracy, and it becomes impossible to deal with our world’s existential problems: climate, coronavirus, and the battle for truth”—so plainly, yet eloquently, implored Maria Ressa in her 2021 Nobel Peace Prize lecture. In this year-end HKSI roundtable, our guest speakers, both veteran journalists with deep local knowledge of Hong Kong, will reflect on what has been happening in the former British colony (which ranks 148th in the 2022 World Press Freedom Index, ahead of Turkey but behind the Philippines) and place the predicament of China’s erstwhile freest city in the broader context of challenges faced by journalists (and journalism) around the world.

Chris Yeung 楊健興 is a veteran journalist who has worked, in various capacities, at Citizen News, Hong Kong Economic Journal, and South China Morning Post. He is currently a part-time lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communication at the Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Between 2017 and 2021, Yeung served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

Louisa Lim is the author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia and the recently-released Indelible City. She is an award-winning journalist who covered China and Hong Kong for more than two decades as a correspondent for the BBC and NPR, and she has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Guardian. Raised in Hong Kong, Lim is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and has a PhD in Journalism Studies.

This conversation is organized by the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative and co-sponsored by: Department of Asian Studies, Department of History, Centre for Chinese Research, Centre for Migration Studies, Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, Public Humanities Hub, and the Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster.

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