Cherian George

Cherian George, a Singaporean writer and academic is Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Nanyang Technological University. He serves as the Director of the Temasek Foundation – NTU Asia Journalism Fellowship. His main research interest is in media and politics, including the political economy of journalism, censorship and alternative media.

He is the author of Contentious Journalism and the Internet: Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore (National University of Singapore Press and University of Washington Press, 2006); and Freedom From The Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore (National University of Singapore Press, 2012). Before joining academia, he was a journalist at The Straits Times.


Session: Session 2 – Asia: From “Clicktivism” to “Civic Activism”