Cherian GEORGE

Professor of Media Studies and Associate Dean (Research and Development)
School of Communication and Film
Hong Kong Baptist University
Cherian GEORGE

Professor Cherian George is the Professor of Media Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Development of the School of Communication and Film. He received his PhD in Communication from Stanford University. Until February 2014, he was an Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. He ran its journalism division and in 2010 received a Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor George is involved in professional education and development of journalists. He is an adviser to the London-based Ethical Journalism Network and the Singapore-based Asia Journalism Fellowship sabbatical programme for mid-career professionals, of which he was the Founding Head. He has served as a juror for various international journalism awards, such as Amnesty International's Human Rights Press Awards for Asia and the ExcEl Awards for Excellence in Election Reporting in Southeast Asia. He is a member of the Fetisov Journalism Awards' Expert Council.

Professor George has published widely, his publications include Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy (MIT Press, 2021), which Publishers' Weekly named one of the best 100 books of the year; and Red Lines: Political Cartoons and the Struggle against Censorship (MIT Press, 2021), honoured by the Association of American Publishers as one of the year's three top scholarly books in both the Media & Cultural Studies and Graphic Nonfiction categories.