Thursday, 19 October 2017
Women in Journalism: The View from Asia

Women in Journalism:

The View from Asia


Thursday, 19 October 2017, 6.30 - 8.30 pm at the FCC


Please join us for a stimulating and we hope lively and thought-provoking evening which brings together a panel of three eminent journalists. With the guidance of the eveningˇ¦s moderator Jane Houng, writer and WiPS member, the panel will give their personal insights into the issues and dynamics of individual experiences and shared common encounters of their chosen areas of journalism in Asia. Given their profession, did being women open doors or garner the opposite experience? What are their views on gender inequalities within the profession or is this of little consequence? What are their experiences in accessing information as Hong Kong moves forward to being part of one country, one system? 

We are delighted to welcome Jenni Marsh, Vaudine England and Sheridan Prasso who will offer insight into their unique experiences in the industry as a whole with some speculation as to the future.



Jenni Marsh is a Senior Producer for CNN's Global Projects team in Asia, producing digital series such as On Japan, One Square Meter and Inside the Middle East. Her work has been published by CNN, the South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, the Daily Mail, the Independent, and the Guardian. In 2015, she won a Society of Publishers in Asia award for Excellence in Feature writing for her report on Afro-Chinese marriages in Guangzhou. An alumna of the Wits University China Africa Reporting project, she continues to research China-Africa relations from a human interest perspective.


Sheridan Prasso is an award-winning writer, editor, and Asia specialist. Her articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, The World Policy Journal and numerous other publications. Her book, The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient, received wide acclaim and climbed several best-seller lists. She has been a reporter and editor for The Associated Press; was posted by Agence France-Presse as Bureau Chief in Cambodia, where she set up the first permanent Western news bureau to reopen in Phnom Penh since 1975; and later was BusinessWeek magazine's New York-based Asia Editor and Senior News Editor before being appointed Deputy International Editor at FORTUNE magazine. She is currently based in Hong Kong as a Senior Editor for Bloomberg News.


Vaudine England started in journalism on Hong Kongˇ¦s daily newspapers in the early 1980s. Freelancing took her to the Philippines and Indonesia followed by a move to Jakarta writing for the Far Eastern Economic Review; she then joined the BBC World Service in London in the early 1990s becoming their correspondent in the Philippines. Returning to Hong Kong she worked for Reuters' Asia Desk and wrote her first book, a biography of Noel Croucher. Indonesian news and South East Asia politics drew her back to Jakarta and then to Bangkok as the SCMPs Asia correspondent. Returning to the BBC as the Hong Kong correspondent as well as teaching journalism focused an intention to write about Hong Kongˇ¦s multi-faceted history. Her latest publication is the history of The Hong Kong Club and in the pipeline is an academic history of Hong Kong's founding families.



Thursday, 19 October 2017
6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Registration from 6.30 pm
Presentation from 7.00 pm

Foreign Correspondents' Club 
2 Lower Albert Road

Please RSVP to
By registering, you help us better prepare refreshments
and the room for those who attend. 

Admission: HK$100 for members, HK$200 for non-members,
includes two drinks and refreshments.