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Danwei Plenary Session — Tuesday March 25

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Registration for this event in now closed. But we will have another event in April: stay tuned.

In the run up to the Olympics, Western news coverage of China has become a topic of controversy both within China and abroad. Is Western news coverage fair? How biased is Chinese news coverage? What effects are new media such as blogs having on TV news, newspapers and other traditional media?

The 2nd Danwei Plenary Session will cover these topics in a lively, PowerPoint-free panel discussion with plenty of time for Q&A and audience interaction.

The speakers are:

Steven Lin (a.k.a. Flypig) is an Olympic News Editor at Sohu.com, but best known as half of the duo that produce Antiwave (反波), China’s most intelligent series of podcasts that focus on foreign and Chinese media.

Jaime A. FlorCruz is CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent. FlorCruz has studied, worked and traveled in China for thirty years and reported extensively on the country as a journalist since 1980.

Raymond Zhou is a movie critic, blogger, columnist for various newspapers and the author of essays and several books about film, media and society.

Lindsey Hilsum is International News Editor for Britain’s Channel 4 News and the current China correspondent. She famously covered the Fallujah assault in Iraq in November 2004 and has extensive experience as a print and broadcast journalist in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

The speakers will be introduced by Danwei’s Robert Ness and the discussion will be moderated by Jeremy Goldkorn.

The discussion will be followed by cocktails, snacks and networking.

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 19:00 to 22:00

Venue: Sòng Music Bar+Kitchen
B108 The Place
First Floor Basement
No.9 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District
北京市朝阳区光华路九号世贸天阶B108
Telephone: 6587 1311

Door price: 200 yuan
Pre-register for 150 yuan Sorry, registration now closed, watch this space for the April event.

Admission fee includes 2 free drinks and tapas provided by Sòng Music Bar+Kitchen

There are currently 4 Comments for Danwei Plenary Session — Tuesday March 25.

Comments on Danwei Plenary Session — Tuesday March 25

So... can we still go if we sock up an extra 50 Yuan?

ningmeng You can still come, but we can't guarantee a place. If you send an email to spam -at- danwei dot org, we wlll notify you of the situation on Monday.

"Jaime A. FlorCruz is CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent. FlorCruz has studied, worked and traveled in China for thirty years and reported extensively on the country as a journalist since 1980."

Where was Jaime A. FlorCruz? There was no explanation as to why he was absent.

Hi,

If you registered, you should have got an email yesterday explaining that Mr FlorCruz had to cancel a day before the event, apparently because of sudden reporting requirements and a trip away from Beijing.

Sorry that we did not explain it during the event: after the introductions, I quite simply forgot.

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