Satirical strategies: exposing corruption with humour

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The Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism present a Global Journalism Seminar: ‘How satire can be used to disrupt corruption’ with guest speaker Chip Tsao.

Hailing from Hong Kong, Chip Tsao is a seasoned journalist, author, and satirist known for his sharp wit and incisive commentary. With a career spanning over three decades, Tsao (known by pen name “To Kit”) has made significant contributions to the world of journalism through his humorous yet thought-provoking approach to current affairs. His keen observations and fearless satire have not only entertained readers but have also played a crucial role in shedding light on issues of corruption and societal challenges. Join us as Chip Tsao shares his insights into the power of satire as a tool for dismantling corruption and fostering positive change in society.

With a welcome from Chris Stone, Professor of Practice of Public Integrity and Chair of the Chandler Sessions, Mr Tsao will be hosted in conversation by Director of Journalism Programmes, Mitali Mukherjee, a political economy journalist with more than two decades of experience in TV, print and digital journalism. The seminar will also include expert contributions from Olga Tokariuk, an independent Ukrainian journalist and non-resident fellow at CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis), who recently authored the report, From memes to morale: Decoding Ukraine’s comedy arsenal against disinformation, and John-Allan Namu, the CEO and co-founder of Africa Uncensored, a Kenyan media company focusing mostly on public interest investigative and in-depth journalism.