School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - TSUI, Lokman

TSUI, Lokman


TSUI, Lokman
Assistant Professor


BA and MA
Leiden University, the Netherlands

University of Pennsylvania


Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Associate, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
  • Gene Burd Urban Journalism Research Prize For Best Dissertation in Journalism Studies, International Communication Association
  • Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University


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 icon research Research & Teaching Interests:

  • Freedom of Expression
  • New Media
  • Media and Tech Policy
  • Media and Democracy
  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Media Institutions
  • Journalism
  • Global and Comparative Communication

 icon research Professional Experiences:

  • Head of Free Expression, Google (Asia and the Pacific)
  • Policy Manager Open Internet, Google (Asia and the Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Russia)

  icon aboutAdvice to students:

When hungry, eat. when tired, sleep.


icon researchPublication List:



Joseph Turow and Lokman Tsui (2008) (eds). The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI. pdf


Special Journal Issues

Lokman Tsui (2005) (ed).The Sociopolitical Internet in China, China Information 19:2. pdf


Journal Articles

Tsui, L. & Hargreaves, S. (2019). Who decides what is personal data? Testing the access principle with telecommunication companies and internet providers in Hong Kong. International Journal of Communication, 13, 1684-1698.

Tsui, L. M. (2019). The Importance of Digital Security to Securing Press Freedom. Journalism, 20(1), 80-82.

Meng, A., DiSalvo, C., Tsui, L., & Best, M. (2019). The Social Impact of Open Government Data in Hong Kong: Umbrella Movement Protests and Adversarial Politics. Information Society, 35(4), 216-228.

Tsui, L. M., & Lee, F. L. F. (2019). How Journalists Understand the Threats and Opportunities of New Technologies: A Study of Security Mindsets and Its Implications for Press Freedom. Journalism, 1-23.

Tsui, L. M. (2018). Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. Information, Communication and Society, 21(12), 1842-1843.

Gandy, O., & Tsui, L. M. (2018). On Personal Data Protection, Privacy and Surveillance. Journal of Communication and Sociology, 43, 1-34.

Tsui, L. M., & Shen, F. (2018). Revisiting the Asian Values Thesis: An Empirical Study of Asian Values, Internet Use, and Support for Freedom of Expression in 11 Societies. ASIAN SURVEY, 58(3), 535-556.

Hargreaves, S., & Tsui, L. (2017). IP Addresses as Personal Data Under Hong Kong's Privacy Law: An Introduction to the Access My Info HK Project. Journal of Law and Information Science, 25(2), 68-83.

Lokman Tsui (2015). The coming colonization of Hong Kong cyberspace: government responses to the use of new technologies by the umbrella movement. Chinese Journal of Communication, online first, DOI: 10.1080/17544750.2015.1058834 signin

Lokman Tsui (2007). An Inadequate Metaphor: The Great Firewall and Chinese Internet Censorship, Global Dialogue 9:1-2, 60-68.

Lokman Tsui (2005). Introduction to special issue “Sociopolitical Internet in China”, China Information 19:2, 181-188. pdf

Lokman Tsui (2003). The Panopticon as an Anti-thesis of a Space of Freedom: Internet Regulation and Control in China, China Information 17:2, 65-82.


Book Chapters

Lokman Tsui (2009). Rethinking Journalism Through Technology, in Barbie Zelizer (ed), The Changing Faces of Journalism, Routledge: London, 53-56. pdf

Lokman Tsui (2008). Hyperlinks in Newspapers and Blogs, in Joseph Turow and Lokman Tsui (eds), The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age, University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI: 70-85 pdf