Bechtel International Center invites you to International Discussion Series talk:
CRITICAL JOURNALISM UNDER ATTACK: AN INSIDE VIEW ON CHINA's (DIS)INFORMATION WAR
Thursday February 28, 2019, 12-1 PM
Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center
584 Capistrano Way, Stanford University
As working conditions for foreign correspondents in China further deteriorate, Chinese authorities are becoming more sophisticated in surveillance and silencing critical voices. While local Chinese media learned to self-censor, foreign media are increasingly shying away from stories that are perceived as troublesome. Media warfare has become an explicit part of Beijing’s military strategy and critical reporting is considered as an existential threat. Is China redrawing the global information order?
Tom Van de Weghe is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT. He has reported from China since 2004 and founded the first China Correspondent Bureau in 2007. During his 5 years in China he has reported from ‘forbidden’ territories like Tibet and Xinjiang and was several times detained and even physically attacked by local authorities. In 2012 Van de Weghe became the Washington DC Bureau Chief for VRT NWS. He is a 2018-2019 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, researching the impact of Artificial Intelligence and synthetic audiovisual media (deepfakes) on journalism.
Lunch served at 11:45AM
All are welcome!