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October 7, 2021
By Philip Bowring Ian Verchere, who died on 17 July in England aged 83, was one of the most agreeable and versatile journalists I have known. A restless enthusiasm and a wide variety of intellectual interests took him to many places, but he started out in Hong Kong doing his national service i...
September 23, 2021
By Stephen Vines Jonathan Mirsky was never a conventional journalist, nor conventional anything else. He died in London in September at the age of 88.  For many years he was among the best known China watchers in the hacking business and won the British Press Awards International Repor...
July 28, 2021
Tensions and territorial disputes in the South China Sea are unlikely to result in warfare because of the Philippines’ mutual defence treaty with the United States, said former Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio T. Carpio.  “The Chinese know that they cannot afford to go to war with...
July 23, 2021
The proliferation of online disinformation sites purporting to be legitimate news has created an incredibly difficult and hostile environment for journalism, said Marty Baron, former executive editor of The Washington Post, in a discussion moderated by FCC President Keith Richburg.  ...
June 30, 2021
China’s income disparity and environmental degradation are the biggest challenges currently facing the ruling Chinese Communist Party at the 100th anniversary of its founding, said Shanghai-based venture capitalist and political scientist Eric X. Li, who vigorously defended the party’s style of g...
June 24, 2021
On the day that Apple Daily published its last edition following 26 years of operation, CNN’s Brian Stelter said in a webinar hosted by the FCC that journalistic solidarity is needed in challenging moments such as these.  “Nothing unites journalists more than a threat against a ...
June 1, 2021
The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club is accepting applications for the Clare Hollingworth Fellowship, named after the preeminent and path-breaking journalist. Ms. Hollingworth had a remarkable career as a foreign correspondent with the scoop of the century as a 27-year-old when she reported...
May 17, 2021
Hong Kong’s judiciary has lost its former efficacy and judges need to focus on remedies and practical issues rather than esoteric arguments, said Henry Litton, former judge of the Court of Final Appeal, in an FCC webinar.  “What I think one needs to do is to really just focus on the actua...
May 14, 2021
Local and independent reporters have played an essential and often high-risk role in revealing the true scale of India’s CVOID-19 catastrophe while many in the mainstream media have preferred to parrot the government’s narrative, journalists Barkha Dhutt and Rana Ayyub said in an FCC webinar. ...
April 16, 2021
Shibani Mahtani (left) speaks to Sonny She (right) Protests taking place across Myanmar in the aftermath of the February 1 military coup are unlike any prior demonstrations because of the unity between different generations and the use of technology, said Sonny Swe, co-founder and publisher...
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