About Eric

Eric Wishart is a former editor-in-chief of Agence France-Presse and in December 2021 was appointed Standards and Ethics Editor within the agency’s global news management. He also lectures in journalism at Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Baptist University, teaching journalism ethics, news writing and reporting, and international conflict reporting.

His areas of expertise include media ethics, the challenges of misinformation, the erosion of trust in established media, press freedom, and the safety of journalists.

Eric Wishart


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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News cameras


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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Mobile phone displaying the news about COVID-19


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.