I’m part of a China File discussion about China’s increasing restrictions on the internet, called “Is China’s Internet Becoming an Intranet?” The full discussion is here. And my contribution is reproduced below: What matters today is not whether the Great Wall kept the barbarians out. In fact it did not; eventually they entered in..
China Current is an interesting independent media site. They asked me to write a New Year’s message for them. The original English is here and the Chinese is here but I’ll put the whole texts below It’s about finding the space between. It’s about navigating the seen and unseen hazards. It’s about defining the often..
I’m very pleased that I have started a new Senior Advisor relationship with Newgate Communications, helping develop its Greater China practice in communications and government relations. The brief press release is here and the full release is here
I am part of a new ChinaFile debate here in which I argue that China is forcing brave journalists into more self censorship. My section reads: For much of the last two and a half decades, Chinese journalists have been pushing the boundaries—many going into grey areas, others stepping boldly into danger zones, others yet going..
I was elected to the board of the Global Editors Network at its 2014 Summit in Barcelona. GEN has as its mission “enabling sustainable journalism, empowering newsrooms and media innovators through a variety of programs designed to inspire, connect and share”. The organization brings together more than 1000 Editors-in-Chief and media professionals from all platforms, touching people..
I’m part of a rollicking discussion on ChinaFile on China journalism in the wake of the controversy over the remarks by Bloomberg’s chairman suggesting a pulling of punches and the subsequent resignation of a senior editor. The whole debate is here, and my part of it is reprinted below: Whither China journalism… The Chairman..
I am very pleased to announce that I’m part of an international advisory board for CCTV News Content, the news agency arm of China Central TV. And who better to do it with than Christoph Pleitgen, an old Reuters colleague, and Markus Ickstadt, an old AP adversary and new friend. Our aim is to help them..
Earlier this year the Omidyar Network funded the formation of a Media Council, of which I was a member, to publish an independent report on the Open Government Partnership. As our chairman, Richard Sambrook, reports here, our report, published today, makes four key recommendations: The OGP should develop a joint statement which..
I took part in a new ChinaFile conversation today spinning off the US debt ceiling/government shutdown kerfuffle. The whole conversation is here. My contribution said: “The debt standoff is temporarily over, apocalypse isn’t now and everyone can take a deep breath. For China, its big dance partner, the U.S., is still too big and..