After our mission to Tokyo, the Committee to Protect Journalists has written to Japanese Prime Minister Abe to urge him strongly to engage with the concerns and recommendations expressed by UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye. The full letter is available here
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 wrote the following for a discussion on ChinaFile. It will be published at https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/how-should-trump-deal-china-and-how-should-china-deal-trump on November 11 U.S. time. CHINA AND TRUMP – SO WHAT ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS By David Schlesinger Pity the Chinese human rights campaigner or intellectual who looked to the United States as a beacon, a model, a source of..
How does academic freedom in Hong Kong reflect on its future? I’m part of a ChinaFile conversation. The whole debate is here. My contribution is: What is it that makes a place work? What is it that separates a world city from a second- or third-tier city? More specifically, what is it that has made..
I was pleased to have the chance to participate in an online debate. My entry is here. My conclusion? “Now is the time, for China’s stature in the world to meet its economic power – for China to bring its actions swiftly and manifestly in line with its words, ideals and its..