About Eric

Eric Wishart is the standards and ethics editor, and a former editor-in-chief, of the international news agency Agence France-Presse. He lectures in journalism at the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University, and is an external examiner for Cardiff University’s school of journalism.

He is also a member of the ethics committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, a member of the Organisation of News Ombuds and Standards Editors, a judge for the Hong Kong News Awards, and a former president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong.

His areas of expertise include media ethics, journalist safety, and news writing and reporting. 

Eric Wishart

Events

Event at the FCC

Foreign Correspondents’ Club

One of the features that makes the FCC Hong Kong one of the world’s great press clubs is the range and quality of speakers.

Eric has hosted some major figures in world media at the club, including New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Committee to Protect Journalists executive director Joel Simon and Sonny Swe, founder of Frontier Magazine and a fierce defender of press freedom in Myanmar.

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Education

Eric teaches feature writing at Hong Kong University and conflict reporting at Hong Kong Baptist University, and has also given regular talks at universities and schools on different aspects of journalism.

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Fake News and Media Literacy Conference

Conferences and Events

Eric has participated in numerous conferences and events around the world. He speaks about issues relating to journalism and the news media, including fake news and disinformation, ethics and safety.

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Other Information

Eric Wishart being interviewed

In the Media

Interviews with Eric and other appearances in the news media.

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Resources

There are a huge number of resources online when it comes to fake news and disinformation. Here are 10 go-to sites that can help make sense of our information disruption without getting to deep into the weeds.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to contact Eric by filling out the contact form or reaching out on social media.