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How AFP is working to counter misinformation
Thursday, 20 January, 4–5:30 pm, Zoom

Rachel Blundy, Acting Head of AFP Fact Check (Asia Pacific), will talk about the launch of the news agency’s digital verification service in France and how it has grown from its inception in 2017 to become the leading global fact-checking organisation. It includes over 120 journalists covering more than 80 countries. This seminar is organised by the School's Fact Check Service. Registration details.

Civic Tech: An Asian Perspective
Friday, 28 January, 12:30–2:00 p.m. on Zoom

Weiyu Zhang of the National University of Singapore will speak about how Civic Technology is attracting increasing attention from academia and how it has emerged as an interdisciplinary field spanning various disciplines such as social science, political science, and computer science. She will introduce three cases of civic tech development in Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. Details.
Watch this four-minute video for a flavour of the three-day international conference we organised in November.
Video recordings of all sessions are available here.
China and the Future of the Internet
Submissions due by 1 February 2022

The School of Communication and Film at HKBU is hosting the 19th Chinese Internet Research Conference, the signature event of China internet scholars, from 23–24 May 2022 in Hong Kong and online. The cooperation, competition, confrontation, and convergence of the Chinese model with other models will have a critical role in shaping the future of the internet. This conference will explore ethics, information, crisis management, government-citizen relationship, participation, and lifestyle to data technologies, digital diplomacy, internet laws, information ecologies, cyber governance, and other issues. View the call for submissions.
Is the Oscar-winning film Nomadland an American tale or a Chinese one? Read Ying Zhu's take in the latest issue of Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images. Details below.

Jos Bartels
  • Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Khurram Shahzad, and Jos Bartels. 2021. “Examining Boss Phubbing and Employee Outcomes through the Lens of Affective Events Theory.” Aslib Journal of Information Management.  
Qiongyao Huang and Shijun Ni
  • Huang, Qiongyao, Benjamin J. Lynn, Chuqing Dong, Shijun Ni, and Linjuan Rita Men. 2022. “Relationship Cultivation via Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence From China and the U.S.” International Journal of Business Communication.  
Anilesh Kumar Kenny Ng
  • Kenny K. K. Ng. 2021. “Soft-boiled Anti-Communist Romance at the Crossroads of Hong Kong, China, and Southeast Asia,” in Chineseness and the Cold War Contested Cultures and Diaspora in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Taylor, J. & Xu, L. (eds.). New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 94–109.
Wai Han Lo
  • Wong, Tin Chi, Wai Han Lo, and Mei Fung Meily Cheung. 2021. “Shifting Power Centers and News Sources: The Practices and Struggles of Hong Kong’s Political Journalists Since the Handover.” Journalism Studies 22(14): 1964–86.
K.K. Abdul Rahoof Jingyuan Jolie Shi
  • Lee, E. W. J. and Jingyuan Jolie Shi. 2021. “Examining the roles of fatalism, stigma, and risk perception on cancer information seeking and avoidance among Chinese adults in Hong Kong.” Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.
  • Wang, X., Jingyuan Jolie Shi & Lee, K. M. 2022. “The Digital Divide and Seeking Health Information on Smartphones in Asia: Survey Study of Ten Countries.” Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Celine Yunya Song Stephanie Jean Tsang and Yi-Ru Regina Chen
  • Tsang, Stephanie Jean, Xinyan Zhao, and Yi-Ru Regina Chen. 2021. “Assessing Mechanisms Underlying the Sharing of Official and Unofficial Information during a Pandemic.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(24).
Tien Ee Dominic Yeo
  • Chu, Tsz Hang, Tien Ee Dominic Yeo, and Youzhen Su. 2022. “Effects of Exposure to COVID-19 News and Information: A Meta-Analysis of Media Use and Uncertainty-Related Responses During the Pandemic.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.  
Ying Zhu
Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University) spoke about people analytics using digital exhaust from the web.
Colin Sparks (Emeritus Chair Professor of Media Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University) spoke about international comparisons in media and communication research.
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