Speaker: Ning Hui，International News Journalist (The Initium Media)
讲座时间：2018年4月28日（周六），下午2:00–4:00 （1:45 入场时间）
Time: 2018, April 28th (Sat), 14:00–16:00 （entry time starts at 13:45）
地点: GB 栋 GB 02/60 教室， Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum
Address: GB building, Seminar room GB 02/60, Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum
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Introduction: China, along with its fast-growing economic performance, the increasing emergence of global economic integration and dynamic politics, has been one of the internationally most discussed topics in the early 21st century. As such it gradually becomes a virtually omnipresent main narrative within the media landscape. The international community is actively trying to deepen and improve its understanding of China in many ways. We’re frequently offered a variety of perspectives, yet they appear to be either starkly pro- or anti-China. This can, due to numerous reasons, including the polarized media discourse, various beliefs or stakes of audiences, cause situations, which are hard to understand. Ning Hui, our speaker, who has been actively reporting from a dozen of different countries since 2013, finds this simple juxtaposition of happenings inappropriate. The way of understanding shall not be one-sided. Understanding China includes grasping knowledge on how things are understood, communicated, and transferred within China itself and between people in-/outside of China. In this case, her approach includes not only people well known in media, but also those voices, which we might not often heard without any in-depth reporting. For a better understanding, she tries to get perspectives outside of that stark juxtaposition of one-sided narratives. Her encounters, to name a few, include MEPs in EU, a prominent European philosopher (Slovej Zizek), Chinese shop owners in Congo, a Mozambique government Minister, an Ukrainian war veteran, researchers and NGOs, Chinese timber traders and construction companies, and Sudanese refugees in the jungle of Calais. As an experienced journalist, she will present us her stories from across European, Asian, and African borders, with a focus of Chinese elements in the everchanging geo-political world. Central questions include: “How do Chinese communities function in the Congo Basin and Mozambique?”, “Does the multi-billion ‘One Belt and One Road’-program of the government of China converge community, economies and political aspirations across countries?”, “How are the current European headlines discussed across Chinese readers?” After the presentation, there will be some time for Q&A to further certain topics and/or exchange between our audience and Ning Hui.
About the speaker: Ning Hui 宁卉, to some known as Lulu, was born and raised in a small village in mainland China. She’s currently based in Brussels, working for the well-known media “Initium” (Hong Kong). Given her educational experiences within multidisciplinary studies in mainland China, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the UK on politics, journalism and public policy, as well as several years’ experiences of being a journalist working with international media, in addition to her working experience at international organizations, including the UN Women and Oxfam, she has gained ample observation from both inside and outside China. Her education focused on politics, journalism, and public policy (development and governance). She’s currently Senior Journalist for International News at Initium Media, before that she was working as Chief Europe Reporter for Globus, Caixin Media. Ms. Ning has covered a broad range of topics: incl. refugees, migration, populism, gender, poverty, climate change, among others. The Rhine Academic Forum e.V. welcomes everyone who is interested in this topic to join our 146th event on Saturday, the 28th of April 2018. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
中文介紹： “中国”已经迅速成为媒体的主要叙事元素之一，然而，由于各种原因，媒体上的“中国因素”，往往带有非黑即白的观点，其原因包括今天的两极分化的话语，以及观众的不同信仰和利害关系。宁卉认为，这对于我们都在试图理解的各种事件并不公平。她试图给出有区分的视角，通过她的报道获得新的事实，听取不同持份者的故事，围绕着经济、政治或文化等话题，也伴随着一言难尽的情绪碰撞：这些故事，可能来自欧盟议员，杰出的欧洲哲学家，在刚果的中国商家，莫桑比克政府部长，乌克兰战争的老兵，研究者和非政府组织，中国木材贸易商和建筑公司，在加莱的丛林的苏丹难民…… 关于主讲人： 宁卉在中国大陆的一个小村庄出生和长大，现在常驻布鲁塞尔，为来自香港的深度报道媒体“端传媒”工作。多年来，宁卉一直在不同国家的新闻现场报道。此次分享，她将带来作为中国记者，在穿越欧亚非国境线进行报道时所体验的点滴——刚果盆地、莫桑比克的丛林里，活跃着怎样的中国社群？热议的“一带一路“，牵扯出怎样的人、怎样的志向？同时，难民危机、反全球化、分离主义……就着欧洲头条新闻，来自中国大陆、香港和台湾的中文读者又在进行着怎样的对话？
主讲人简介: 宁卉, 现任香港端传媒国际新闻记者。此前为财新传媒旗下《世界说》常驻布鲁塞尔的欧洲记者。从业以来，她已经在欧洲、非洲、亚洲和美洲超过15个国家发出过报道。在独立报道期间，她的一部分新闻作品面向英文读者，包括英国《卫报》（The Guardian）、美国《外交政策》（Foreign Policy）、《石英》（Quartz）等；另一部分则出现在大陆、香港和台湾的媒体上，包括财新网、《时尚先生》、香港端传媒、台湾《经典杂志》等。 宁卉出生成长在浙江西部的农村，在成为记者前，依次在中国内地、香港、荷兰和英国的大学就读, 专攻政治、新闻和公共政策等方面的学习. 之后曾在国际机构联合国和乐施会工作过，关注性别、扶贫、气候变化、企业社会责任等议题。
Poster design: Mark Yen-Shiang Yang