[HYBRID] Talk at the Library: Swiss Correspondents in ChinaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
SRF’s Returning China Correspondent Pascal Nufer in Conversation With NZZ’s Designated Correspondent Matthias Kamp
Talk at the Library
After five years on the ground in China, SRF correspondent Pascal Nufer recently returned to Switzerland. He brings back mixed feelings, but also a fascination for a country so huge and diverse as China. We bring him together with Matthias Kamp, who has reported from China before and is going back as correspondent for NZZ, for a unique hand-off and their take on reporting from China.
What is it like to work as a correspondent in China? What is the picture of China we get in Swiss media? How has the China narrative in Switzerland changed over the last decades and years? And what are the big topics China correspondents (dis)agree on? Are reporters free to bring up their stories? And how do they deal with surveillance and censorship?
Pascal Nufer and Matthias Kamp will discuss these and more questions. Join us for this Talk at the Library live at our office or online on Zoom, and put your own questions to the correspondents of two of Switzerland’s most important media outlets.
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Participation at our office is limited to 10 people. Contact details of all participants are collected during registration to allow contact tracing. Participants are required to wear a face mask. Face masks will be available on site. If you have any symptoms, we kindly ask you to stay at home and to join online.
Attendance is free. In order to avoid no-shows, a CHF 50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not cancel your registration for the live event at our office.
Pascal Nufer works for the Swiss radio and TV broadcasting company Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). For five years, until 2019, he worked as SRF East Asia correspondent based in Shanghai. Before, he worked as a freelancer for SRF, the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), and the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) based in Bangkok. During his 25-year career as journalist, he has reported for more than fifteen years from Asia, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Southeast Asia and North Korea. Pascal is the author of the book Faszination China – Mythen, Macht und Menschen, published this July.
Matthias Kamp is head of the Asia team at the economics department of the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ). Before joining NZZ in January, he worked for the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, part of the HandelsblattGroup in Düsseldorf. Among other positions he was WirtschaftsWoche’s correspondent in Singapore (1997-2002) and Beijing (2007-2012). Matthias holds a degree in Sinology and economics from the universities of Trier in Germany and Shanghai.
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