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Club Lunch Panel: How China Is Muzzling the Media at Home and Abroad

LUNCH PANEL
How China Is Muzzling the Media
at Home and Abroad
 

PANELISTS
Yuan Yang, Josh Chin, Cedric Alviani
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:00pm* – Address
(* please note new start time)
1:45pm – End
1st Floor
Watch it live on Facebook from 1pm

The work environment for foreign journalists in China deteriorated significantly last year, including extensive surveillance, visa difficulties, harassment of news assistants and researchers, and restrictions on access to Xinjiang, Tibet and elsewhere. Board members from the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China, the professional association of foreign journalists in Beijing, will discuss their recent report, which they say “painted the darkest picture of reporting conditions in China in recent memory.” But this repression doesn’t stop at China’s borders. In the last decade, the Chinese government has gone to great lengths to export its media practices to other countries, posing a threat to press freedom around the world. Get an exclusive preview of the Reporters Without Borders report on this topic to be released worldwide on March 27.

 

Yuan Yang is Vice-President of the FCCC and a Beijing correspondent at The Financial Times covering technology. Her recent investigative work has delved into young Marxists in China, as well as data leaks, forced labour and internet censorship.

 

Josh Chin is Treasurer of the FCCC and a member of its media freedoms committee, which compiles the club’s annual report on working conditions. He covers Chinese politics and technology for The Wall Street Journal out of Beijing and Hong Kong, with a recent focus on the government’s embrace of digital surveillance and its use of internment camps to re-engineer ethnic identity in Xinjiang.

 

Cedric Alviani is East Asia Bureau Director for the press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders. He has lived in Asia since 1999 directing projects at the intersection of diplomacy, culture and media. The RSF East Asia Bureau was opened in April 2017 in Taipei and focuses on China, Hong Kong-Macau, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea and Mongolia.

 

Club Lunch Panel
Panelists: Yuan Yang, Josh Chin, Cedric Alviani
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
Menu
Frisée Salad with Peeled Tomatoes and Sesame Dressing
Cream of Onion with Truffle
Braised Beef Cheek in Red Wine Sauce
Served with Steamed Rice mixed with Vegetable, Sautéed Spinach & Mushroom
OR
Pan-fried Halibut Fillet with Sherry Fish Gravy
Served with Steamed Rice mixed with Vegetable, Sautéed Spinach & Mushroom
Chocolate Mousse
Coffee or Tea
Petit Fours
Vegetarian Menu
Frisée Salad with Peeled Tomatoes and Sesame Dressing
Cream of Onion with Truffle
Vegetable Linguine in Tomato Sauce
Chocolate Mousse

 

Speaker: Yuan Yang, Josh Chin, Cedric Alviani,

Human Rights Press Awards

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The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 23rd annual awards were held on May 16, 2019, in a ceremony at the FCC. See this year’s winners.