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GEORGE, Cherian

Cherian George

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

Cherian George
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Dr Cherian George is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies. A writer and academic engaged in journalism research, education and advocacy, he is currently an associate professor in the journalism department of Hong Kong Baptist University.

He was previously an associate professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, where he headed the journalism division. He launched the Asia Journalism Fellowship, an initiative of Temasek Foundation and NTU, and served as its co-director until 2015. Before moving to academia, he spent 10 years at The Straits Times, where he wrote mainly on domestic politics and media issues.

He has a PhD in Communication from Stanford University. He is also a graduate of the Journalism School at Columbia University, and of Cambridge University, where he read social and political sciences.

Research Interests

  • Media, arts and culture

Current Positions

  • Director, Temasek Foundation – Nanyang Technological University Asia Journalism Fellowship
  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies


  • Freedom From The Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore, Cherian George, National University of Singapore Press, 2012
  • Contentious Journalism & the Internet: Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia & Singapore, Cherian George, Institute of Policy Studies (Singapore) and University of Washington Press (USA), 2006
  • Singapore: The Air-conditioned Nation. Essays on the Politics of Comfort and Control, 1990-2000, Cherian George, Singapore: Landmark Books, 2000
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