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Notes from the frontline: A dangerous moment: reporting Hong Kong's protests

Emily Tsang, reporter at South China Morning Post, and Wei Du, international correspondent at Channel News Asia
2:00pm, Wednesday 19 February 2020
E. P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Emily Tsang joined the South China Morning Post in 2010. She has covered major breaking news on issues concerning health care, human rights and social justice in both China and Hong Kong. Recently, she has covered the ongoing protests against the extradition bill in Hong Kong. Emily started her career in Ming Pao, a local newspaper. One of her stories revealed how the manager of a local supermarket was taking bribes from traders who hoarded infant formula for speculation. This award-winning story led to two arrests. Emily is a Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow sponsored by the Google News Initiative.

Wei Du is an international correspondent for CNA. Based in Hong Kong, she travels within the region to cover major news events and produce feature stories. Her recent assignments include the anti-government protests in Hong Kong and nuclear threat and disarmament talks on the Korean Peninsula. In 2019, she also produced a documentary series examining China's global influence through food. Before her current assignment, she was a business presenter. Wei has a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She previously worked for Bloomberg TV in Hong Kong and CNBC in the US. Wei is a Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow.