First ever HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum November 5-8, 2013.

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HKBU SOPA Award Winners Forum

You are cordially invited to take part in the HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum to be held at Hong Kong Baptist University between November 5 and 8, 2013.

The forum seeks to advance journalistic education and practice in Hong Kong and the Greater China region by providing a platform for winners of the prestigious SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence to share their experiences with working journalists and journalism students.

The opening ceremony and a public forum on Investigative Journalism in Asia will be held on November 5.

Date: Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013
Time: 3:45 pm Opening ceremony
4:45 pm – 6:30 pm Public Forum on Investigative Journalism in Asia
Venue: WLB103, Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.


The panel of speakers at the public forum includes:

Speaker SOPA Award Winning article
Mr. Ernest CHI,Assistant Chief Editor and Head of Investigative Team, Ming Pao Excellence in Investigative Reporting (2013) Investigative reports on illegal-structure controversy concerning Chief Executive candidates Henry Tang and C.Y. Leung
Mr. May TITTHARA, National News Editor, Phnom Penh Post Journalist of the Year; (2013)
Excellence in Reporting Breaking News (2013) “Kaoway factory shootings”
Excellence in Human Rights Reporting (2013) “Escape from hell on the high sea: nine trafficked men return home”
Mr. Michael FORSYTHE, Correspondent in Hong Kong, Bloomberg News The Scoop Award (2013) “Xi Jinping millionaire relations reveal elite Chinese fortunes”
Mr. Thomas FULLER, Southeast Asia Correspondent, New York Times Excellence in Reporting Breaking News(2011) “Crisis in Bangkok”
Excellence in Investigative Reporting (2011) “Behind Myanmar Inc.”
Mr. Jamil ANDERLINI, Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times Excellence in Feature Writing (2013) “Bo Xilai: power, death and politics”
Excellence in Human Rights Reporting (2012)(Honorable Mention); Wukan villagers’ protests demanding local government reform
Journalist of the Year (2010)


In addition to the public forum, award winners will hold sharing sessions with journalism students of Hong Kong Baptist University.  Journalism students from other universities and working journalists are also welcome to join these sessions.

For enquiries, please contact Miss Helen Ng, Programme Assistant, Department of Journalism, School of Communication at (852) 3411-2545 or [email protected].