The world order is being upended, and nowhere is that truer than in Asia. Economies are being reshaped by the rise of China. Scientists are birthing gene-edited humans. Strongmen are rising, alliances are shifting—and the press is fighting for its independence.
Organized by the Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia chapter, N3Con 2019 also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, a watershed moment for the region that reverberates around the world today. From this vantage point, we’ll look both to the past and into the future to see how we can better inform readers today.
Hong Kong is the Asian hub for some of the world’s leading media organizations including CNN and Bloomberg, and home to the University of Hong Kong and its esteemed Journalism and Media Studies Centre. It is a bustling hub of culture and commerce and at the front line in the battle for free press in the region.