Table for 12 in Hong Kong: HKJA’s Sham Yee-lan and Shirley Yam

shirley and shamFor our next Table for 12 dinner this Friday, April 4, we’ve lined up an exclusive, AAJA members-only event with veteran journalists Sham Yee-lan and Shirley Yam. As chair and vice-chair of the Hong Kong Journalists’ Association, they are prominent leaders of a growing movement in support of freedom of the press and an end to violent attacks on members of the media.

Join Sham Yee, Shirley and fellow AAJA members in conversation on the attack on former Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau, plans for the newly formed Independent Commentators’ Association and increasing pressures on both local and foreign media organizations to self-censor.

Sham Yee is a lecturer in journalism at Shue Yan University and has worked for Hong Kong Economic TimesApple Daily and iMoney magazine. Shirley Yam is a veteran business journalist and currently writes the “Money Matters” column for the South China Morning Post. See a profile of Sham Yee and a summary of recent attacks on journalists here.

Date: Friday, April 4
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Causeway Bay, location TBA 

hkjaEmail with your RSVP to secure one of 12 seats or to be put on the waiting list. Please consider yourself committed once you RSVP. If you are a no-show, then you may be stopping a fellow AAJA member from joining. We will all split the bill to treat Sham Yee and Shirley as our guest.

This week’s T-12 session follows past guests including RTHK’s Francis Moriarty, Bloomberg’s Angie Lau, New York Times correspondent Chris Buckley and veteran journalist Ching Cheong.

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