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Global Perspectives on Media and Communication
with special guest Kenneth Ng King Chun 吳璟儁


This special event celebrates the partnership between the University of Sussex and The Chinese University of Hong Kong and launch of the new international programme in Global Communication.

Journalist and broadcaster Kenneth Ng King Chun 吳璟儁, Principal Producer at TVB, and experts from the University of Sussex and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will give a workshop on global issues in media and communication. What is the impact of social media on traditional media? How is media changing and affecting wider society?

High school and university students interested in the humanities and social sciences, including media, communication, international affairs, politics and sociology will enjoy this event. Parents, teachers and academics are welcome to join too!

  The impact of social media on traditional media, including television  

Kenneth Ng King Tsun, Principal Producer, Television Broadcasts Limited and Winner of the Professional Achievement Award, British Council Alumni Awards 2016

An established political journalist in Hong Kong, Kenneth has covered elections in Hong Kong and Taiwan, controversial political reform, and international affairs such as the remarkable 2016 US presidential election. In 2012, he launched and now hosts the one-on-one talk show On the Record, generally recognised as one of the most insightful news programmes in Hong Kong. Kenneth is also the host and producer of weekly documentary News Magazine. Kenneth graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006 and later completed a Master's degree in International Development at the University of Bristol.

  How can we speak today?
Comparing 19th century letters and 21st century internet

Tim Jordan, Professor of Digital Cultures and Head of the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex

Professor Jordan’s research examines the cultures and politics of digital and internet socio-technologies, including social media, theory of information, securitisation of the internet, online gaming and hacktivism. Tim has also published on Pokémon, surfing and technology and cultural theory. Prior to the University of Sussex, Tim was Head of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London.

  Youth and global popular culture    

Anthony Y.H. Fung, Director and Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Fung’s research focuses on popular culture and cultural studies, popular music, gender and youth identity, cultural industries and policy, and new media studies. He has published widely in international journals, and written and edited more than ten Chinese and English books. His recent books are Youth Cultures in China and Global Game Industries and Cultural Policy. He is also a Professor in the School of Art and Communication under The Recruitment Program of Global Experts at Beijing Normal University.

Monday 27 March 2017
18.30 – 20.00
Room 307, 3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk
Please reserve your place online here

By reservation only. To be conducted in English.

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