Interview with Yuen-ying Chan

Media freedom in China has suffered under president Xi Jinping, and Professor Yuen-ying Chan agrees that these are hard times for Chinese journalists. In our MERICS Podcast, the director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hongkong University also argues that independent journalism in China still exists.

Media freedom in China has suffered under president Xi Jinping. In its latest press freedom index, Reporters without Borders ranks China at the bottom of the list, followed only by Syria, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea. In our MERICS Podcast, Professor Yuen-ying Chan agrees that these are hard times for journalists in China. But the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hongkong University also argues that spaces for independent and investigative journalism in China remain despite tight censorship and increased controls.

Questions: Ruth Kirchner