Hong Kong Baptist University is a publicly funded tertiary institution with a Christian education heritage. It was established as Hong Kong Baptist College with the support of American Baptists.
In June 2016 a group of journalists and academics from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan met in Hong Kong at the invitation of the EJN and the Hong Kong Baptist University to establish an East Asia Media Forum to promote dialogue and media co-operation in a region where political tensions have been growing in recent years.
The Forum agreed that cross-border co-operation between journalists and academics will be essential to prevent media becoming instruments of propaganda. Part of avoiding the recruitment of journalists as foot-soldiers in information conflict is the need to confront hate-speech in the way we report on the affairs of others