Associate Professor of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University

Cherian George is an academic engaged in media research, education and advocacy. His research focuses on media and politics, including freedom of expression and its limits, media controls and censorship, and intolerance in democracies.

His latest book is "Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy" (MIT Press, 2016). He is also the author of "Freedom From the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore" (National University of Singapore Press, 2012); and "Contentious Journalism and the Internet: Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore" (National University of Singapore Press and University of Washington Press, 2006).

Before becoming an academic, he was a political journalist at The Straits Times, Singapore. His book of journalistic essays was published in 2000 as "Singapore: The Airconditioned Nation: Essays on the Politics of Comfort and Control".

He blogs about Asian media issues at www.mediaasia.info, on Singapore media at www.freedomfromthepress.info, and on Singapore politics and society at www.airconditionednation.com.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University

Education

  • 2003 
    Stanford University, PhD, Communication
  • 1990 
    Columbia University, MsC, Journalism
  • 1989 
    Cambridge University, BA (Hons), Social & Political Sciences

Publications

  • 2016
    Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Intolerance and its Threat to Democracy, MIT Press
  • 2012
    Freedom From The Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore, NUS Press
  • 2006
    Contentious Journalism and the Internet: Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore, NUS Press and University of Washington Press