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Fireside Chat with Han Fook Kwang

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Media in a Post-Truth Age


"Fake news" reportedly played a role in the recent United States election, and US President Donald Trump has accused mainstream media of spreading "fake news". They in turn accuse him of half truths. Are we now living in a post truth age, and if so what challenges and responsibilities do the media have in such an age and what role should they play?


Join us for a fireside chat with Mr Han Fook Kwang, editor-at-large of The Straits Times, on the topic of "Media in a Post-Truth Age".


Venue: 6B Cluny Park, Singapore 259615
Date/Time: Friday, 17 March, 7pm (food and drink provided)

Tickets: $38 for members, $50 for guests (limited spaces)

About the speaker:

Mr Han Fook Kwang is Editor-at-Large at The Straits Times, and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He was in the Administrative Service of the Singapore Government before joining The Straits Times in 1989. He was Editor of the paper from 2002 to 2012, when he was appointed Managing Editor, and later Editor-at-Large. He was founding chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which provides financial assistance to needy students. Mr Han graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in mechanical engineering under a Colombo Plan scholarship, and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. He has co-authored several books on Singapore’s founding Prime Minister: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas, Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going, and One Man’s View of the World.

Fri Mar 17, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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6B Cluny Park, Singapore 259615
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Members SOLD OUT $38.00
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6B Cluny Park Singapore
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