Zayar Hlaing and Nyein Thaw Htoo, two journalists from Myanmar (Burma) who are participants in EWC’s current Jefferson Fellowships media exchange group, share first-hand perspectives on the reforms that have brought dramatic change to media and society at large in their country. For the first time in the program’s 46-year history, the Jefferson Fellows are visiting Myanmar next week, and in March the Center with hold its 4th International Media Conference in Yangon.
Human rights and international law scholar Andrew Wolman writes in a new AsiaPacific Issues policy brief that as South Korea’s new Park Geun Hye administration establishes policy, it should avoid using North Korean human rights as a partisan political tool, concentrate on promoting multilateral initiatives, and ensure that focus on North Korea does not distract from needed attention to domestic rights issues.
The East-West Center has announced its 2014 International Media Conference, which will be held March 10-12 in Yangon, Myanmar. Amid ongoing change in the country (also known as Burma), several hundred journalists and media experts from more than 20 countries are expected to discuss the conference theme, “Challenges of a Free Press,” with perspectives from Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. …more…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2013) -- The East-West Center has announced the appointment of three scholars to the 2013 Japan Studies Fellowship at the East-West Center in Washington: Sean Connell, Ian Rinehart and Rikako Watai. Made possible by the Center for Global Partnership at the Japan Foundation, the fellowship provides residence of three or six months at the East-West Center in Washington to fellows who will conduct research on key issues of relevance to the U.S.-Japan partnership, including in the diplomatic, security and economic fields.
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