We warmly invite you to join us at the FCC’s annual journalism conference that for a day of discussion, learning and networking with some of the region’s most talented journalists. As the media faces unprecedented attacks worldwide, the theme for this year’s conference is Enemy of the People? The Dangers of Being a Journalist in 2019.
For the day’s full line-up, scroll down or click here. Highlights include sessions on:
War reporting: Hear from opening keynote speaker, Nicole Tung, a Hong Kong-born, Turkey-based photographer and winner of the James Foley Award for conflict reporting. Tung, who has covered conflict zones in Libya, Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the refugee crisis in Europe, will talk about the on-the-ground dangers journalists face.
Investigative reporting: Join Emily Steel, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the New York Times in a fireside chat. Ms. Steel’s reporting at The Times uncovered a series of settlements totaling $45 million related to sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News host. The reporting laid the foundation for an international reckoning over issues of sexual misconduct.
Freedom of the press: Kevin Lau Chun-to from the Ming Pao Group will shed light on the challenges Hong Kong journalists face in a panel discussion that also includes speakers Chris Young from Citizen News and the chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, plus freelance journalist Mary Hui.
Cyberbullying: CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout, Frontier Myanmar’s Sonny Swe and others will speak on a panel dedicated to the new threats emerging in the digital space that journalists face today.
Other panels and workshops will cover issues ranging from how not to get sued to tips for online security. The conference will host speakers from The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Bloomberg, TVB, CNN and more. Additional specialists in areas such as data security, legal and negotiation experts and more will share their insight in relevant areas.
Breakfast, lunch and closing drinks will be provided at the conference.
Tickets cost HK$495 for members and HK$595 for guests. To sign up, please complete this booking form.
Alternatively, please contact the FCC concierge desk at 2521 1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once confirmed, you will be contacted to indicate which workshops you wish to attend.
Members of the media and students wishing to attend the conference should email email@example.com.
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards were held on May 12, 2018, in a ceremony at the FCC. Click here to find out who won.