CEO, Caixin Globus, Chinese Globalization Report & Analysis
Michael Anti is a veteran journalist and political analyst in China. Now he works for Caixin Media as CEO of Globus, tracing China’s globalization. In 2011 he won the M100 Sanssouci Media Award.
Previously, Mr Anti was a Chinese war reporter in Baghdad in March 2003 and then worked with the New York Times for 4 years. He also received the Wolfson Press Fellowship at Cambridge University (2007), and the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University (2008). He is well known for his research on censorship and innovation, based on which he gave a TEDGlobal speech in 2012.
What can we gain from taking a look beyond our own borders and learning from the experience of others? This session widens the debate beyond the Euro-Atlantic region to understand how available and emerging technologies affect social processes across the globe. As societies worldwide struggle in the face of seismic shifts brought on by new technology, governments need to balance top-down intervention and civil liberties. Fresh vulnerabilities have opened up for exploitation by malign actors wishing to influence political decision-making and public debate. Sharing ideas and working together is a good way forward – can we combine existing strengths and avoid replicating mistakes?