Looking Back at the Hong Kong
Handover Coverage 20 years on –
A Panel Discussion featuring three correspondents who reported the events of 1997:
|Keith Richburg who was here for the Washington Post,|
|Steve Vines for the Independent and|
|Dominic Ziegler for The Economist|
|THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017|
6:30PM: WELCOME DRINKS AND FINGER FOOD
7:00PM – 8:00PM: PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BY Q&A
The world’s media descended on Hong Kong in 1997 to cover the transition from British to Chinese rule. Looking back at the events of 20 years ago, the panel discussed what the correspondents of the time got right – and wrong – and what lessons can be drawn from their experiences for today’s coverage of Hong Kong.
Keith Richburg, Director, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Stephen Vines, Journalist, Writer and Host of RTHK’s “The Pulse”
Dominic Ziegler, Asia Columnist, The Economist
This event is held in conjunction with the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. HKU will hold a follow-up panel on May 19, from 5-6 pm at T2, Lecture Hall, Meng Wah Complex, on the Main Campus.
Asia American Journalists Association is also hosting a New.Now.Next Media Conference at HKU from May 19-21. Conference highlights include panels and workshops on fintech, live-streaming content, digital short-form reporting and more. FCC members get early bird rates with promotion code FCCHK17. A one-day pass is also available for HK$232. For more details visit www.n3con.com.
Speaker: Keith Richburg who was here for the Washington Post, Steve Vines for the Independent and Dominic Ziegler for The Economist,
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards will be judged in the coming weeks and the awards ceremony held on May 12, 2018. Click here for more details.