Aun Pheap
Senior Reporter, The Cambodia Daily
Nita Bhalla
South Asia Chief Correspondent, Thompson Reuters Foundation
Cheng Han Wen
Journalist, The Reporter
Huang Chen
Assistant Chief Editor, Caixin Media Company
MinJung Kim
Head of Visuals Asia, The Wall Street Journal
Preetika Rana
Asia Corporate Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Wei Meng, Ashley
Data Visualization Designer, Caixin Media Company
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Class Sharing: Huang Chen, Sabrina
如何策劃數據新聞How to plan out a data news project
3:30pm – 5pm, CVA 108
**Conducted in Mandarin

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Opening Ceremony and Public Forum
Truth & Rights in a Digital World
3:45pm – 5:30pm, WLB 103
34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong
All welcome. No registration needed.


Class Sharing: Preetika Rana
Thinking digital: The future of print reporting
12:30pm – 2pm
CVA 108


Class Sharing: MinJung Kim
Data Visualization
2pm – 3:20pm, CVA 108


Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Class Sharing: MinJung Kim
Multimedia/interactive story telling
9:30am – 11am, CVA 703


Class Sharing: Cheng Han Wen
11am – 12:30pm, CVA 105
**Conducted in Mandarin


Class Sharing: Wei Meng, Ashley
Introducing tools and methods to design and develop data news website
1:30pm – 3pm, CVA 209


Class Sharing: Nita Bhalla
Violence against Women in India
3pm – 4:30pm, CVA 209
Class Sharing: Cheng Han Wen
5:30pm – 7pm, CVA 209
**Conducted in Mandarin


Class Sharing: Aun Pheap
The experience of working as a journalist in Cambodia
7pm – 8:20pm, CVA 209

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Class Sharing: Nita Bhalla
Human trafficking and modern day slavery in South Asia
12:30pm – 2pm, CVA 703


Class Sharing: Aun Pheap
The effects of illegal logging and land disputes in Cambodia
2pm – 3:20pm, CVA 703

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

SOPA Award Winning Visual Journalism Exhibition
Opening Ceremony
CVA G/F, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery





The HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum aims to enhance the standard of journalism education and journalistic practice in Hong Kong and the Greater China region by inviting a panel of SOPA award winners to participate in lectures and discussions on the journalism profession.

The Society of Publishers in Asia is a not-for-profit organisation based in Hong Kong and represents international, regional and local media companies in Hong Kong and around Asia. It  hosts the prestigious annual SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence to set world-class benchmarks for journalism in Asia. The SOPA Awards were established in 1999 as a tribute to editorial excellence in both traditional and new media and were designed to encourage editorial vitality throughout the region. The awards cover a broad range of categories reflecting Asia’s diverse geo-political environment and vibrant editorial scene.

The Department of Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University was founded under the School of Communication in 1968. One of the leading journalism schools in Asia, the department offers undergraduate studies in Chinese Journalism, Financial Journalism and International Journalism as well as the MAIJS programme offering a Master of Arts in International Journalism and a Master of Arts in Business and Financial Journalism.

Journalism Department
Hong Kong Baptist University
5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
(+852) 3411-5078