Lokman Tsui is Head of Free Expression, Asia Pacific at Google. Before he joined Google, Lokman was an Assistant Professor in Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania; his dissertation "A Journalism of Hospitality," a critical interrogation of how new technologies challenge us to rethink journalism, received the Gene Burd Journalism Research Prize for Best Dissertation in Journalism Studies.
Lokman was a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society (2008-2009). He is co-editor of The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age (2008) together with Dr. Joseph Turow. He was guest editor of China Information for a theme issue on the socio-political impact of the Internet in China. He graduated from Leiden University with an M.A. degree in China Studies with a cum laude thesis on internet control and regulation in China. He was born and raised in the Netherlands and previously managed the unofficial website for filmmaker Wong Kar Wai for many years.
Head of Free Expression, Asia and the Pacific