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About Rolien Hoyng

Rolien Hoyng is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Her work is primarily situated in Hong Kong and Istanbul and addresses intersections of technological practices, urban struggle and governance, and democratic politics. 

Articles by Rolien Hoyng

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Censorship and conspiracy theories rule the day in post-election Turkey

There is an undeniable link between media censorship and the proliferation of conspiracy theories in Turkey. In turn, society is so polarized that it lacks the means to negotiate truth claims.

Umbrella revolution: the academy reflects on Hong Kong’s struggle

Two professors in Hong Kong interview fellow academics, student activists and graduate students from mainland China in order to draw out Hong Kong’s history in relation to globalising forms of political expression. Colonial history, neoliberal urban governance, and Chinese authoritarianism all bear on the current unrest.

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