From Coronavirus to the Hong Kong Protests: Sarah Cook On How China’s Leaders Manipulate News Globally

By Jan Jekielek
Jan Jekielek
Jan Jekielek
Senior Editor
Jan Jekielek is a senior editor with The Epoch Times and host of the show, "American Thought Leaders." Jan’s career has spanned academia, media, and international human rights work. In 2009 he joined The Epoch Times full time and has served in a variety of roles, including as website chief editor. He is the producer of the award-winning Holocaust documentary film "Finding Manny."
February 1, 2020 Updated: February 25, 2020

How is Chinese communist disinformation playing into coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak?

How has the Chinese regime been ramping up its efforts to spread propaganda and shape news content globally, including in the US?

What methods does Beijing use to systematically suppress dissenting voices and critical coverage?

This is American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸, and I’m Jan Jekielek.

In this episode, we’ll sit down with Sarah Cook, a senior research analyst at Freedom House who specializes in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She is the director of the China Media Bulletin and author of the new Freedom House report, “Beijing’s Global Megaphone: The Expansion of Chinese Communist Party Media Influence since 2017.”

American Thought Leaders is an Epoch Times show available on Facebook and YouTube.
Jan Jekielek
Senior Editor
Jan Jekielek is a senior editor with The Epoch Times and host of the show, "American Thought Leaders." Jan’s career has spanned academia, media, and international human rights work. In 2009 he joined The Epoch Times full time and has served in a variety of roles, including as website chief editor. He is the producer of the award-winning Holocaust documentary film "Finding Manny."