The Doha Forum and Al Jazeera asked Maria Ressa, Time Magazine’s person of the year, Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first press secretary, and me to debate to debate the current parlous state of journalism – from journalists being murdered, arrested, harassed and targeted for their reporting to fake news charges poisoning the whole ground of..
This June I’m part of a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists to Japan, where we will advocate for continued and expanded press freedoms and participate in public forums at Waseda and Sophia Universities. Full details are available here. In April, I spoke at Hitotsubashi University on “Journalists, Consultants and Charlatans: How We All..
I’m part of a ChinaFile debate on the state of the South China Morning Post. The whole conversation is here. I make five urgent points I feel the newspaper needs to act on immediately: 1. Write and publish a strong code of ethics and standards making clear that news decisions are taken without regard to politics..
I participated in the following ChinaFile debate: How Long Can China’s Internet Thrive if the Rest of the World Gets Shut Out? Last week, Chinese authorities announced that as of March 10, foreign-invested companies would not be allowed to publish anything on the Chinese Internet unless they have obtained government permission to publish with a..
The great thing about learning more is, of course, realizing how little you actually know for sure! I’ve spent much of my adult life thinking about China and trying to understand it. What’s clear to me is how hard it is to try to get a firm grasp on reality. In this short interview, done..
I joined a ChinaFile conversation on the SCMP deal. The entire conversation can be read here This is my contribution: Overseas is a big place, and China’s soft-power ambitions can fill a large globe.While fears for the South China Morning Post and for Hong Kong’s future of free press and free expression are very real—and..
I wrote the following for the Nikkei Asian Review. The original is here. December 14, 2015 7:00 pm JST David Schlesinger SCMP sale another step in Hong Kong’s real transition From being a place that prided itself on a distinctive identity separate from the system and influence of China, Hong Kong..