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BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Shobhana Bhartia (third from left) with some MPP students and dean Ngaire Woods.

Dean’s Forum at BSG: From newsmakers to a ‘news maker’!

The Dean’s Forum at BSG is a great space for candid and often intimate conversations with newsmakers and opinion shapers from different parts of the world. The trend continued last week when we welcomed Shobhana Bhartia, the chairperson and editorial director of the Hindustan Times Group, to an afternoon of […]

by × 11 February 2016 ×

BSG Staff, Governance, cooperation and law

Levy, Schiffrin and Woods at the event.

How journalism can still change the world

  “How many of you read newspapers or use TV and radio for their news at least once every two days?” Hands go up. The answer to such a question varies according to whom it is directed. A class of sixth-formers, the audience at a digital innovation conference or a […]

by × 21 October 2014 ×

BSG Students, Deepening Democracy

How to improve democracy in China? Start with a free press

How to improve democracy in China? Start with a free press

Before joining the first cohort of students at the Blavatnik School of Government, I worked as a journalist for state-owned China Central Television, the biggest media outlet in China. Before that I spent four years working as a reporter and anchor for the Beijing Television Station, the local outlet for China’s capital city, also owned and operated by the government. Based on this, if I’m asked, about a single measure would strengthen democracy in my home country, I would firstly respond that you have to have more than one measure to reach that goal. However, if I can only choose one, I would definitely vote for free speech and an independent media.

by × 08 November 2012 ×