Journalist and Associate Fellow, Asia Society
Michael Anti is a veteran journalist and popular political columnist for various of Chinese and English media outlets. He is currently Associate Fellow of Asia Society. He won M100 Sanssouci Media Award in 2011. He was a Chinese war reporter in Baghdad in March 2003 and then worked with Beijing Bureau of the New York Times for 4 years. His well-known MSN blog on Chinese politics was removed by Microsoft in December 2005 under the pressure of Chinese government. He also received Wolfson Press Fellowship at Cambridge University (2007), Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University (2008), and was a visiting scholar at University of Tokyo in 2010. As a public advocate for Internet freedom and online public diplomacy, he is one of the most influential microbloggers in China. He taught International Reporting at Journalism School of Shantou University in 2008. He served as International Jury Member for the Blog Competition of Deutsch Welle in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.