These 3-day dialogues bring together journalists to discuss important and often sensitive regional issues and media coverage of these issues. The events are sponsored by the East-West Center and its partners to respond to the needs of journalists in Asia Pacific regions by providing a platform for learning; and an exchange of ideas and diverse perspectives. The dialogues help build a dynamic network of professionals who share an interest in issues facing the region.
Two Northeast Asia Dialogues have been held at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii for Japanese, Korean, Chinese and American journalists. A tentative South Asia Journalists Dialogue is scheduled for late 2011.
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The 2nd Northeast Asia Journalists Dialogue gathered 15 senior journalists from South Korea, Japan, the United States, and for the first time, China, to discuss important and often sensitive issues in Northeast Asia. Panels of journalists highlighted the different perspectives and priorities of each country, the flashpoints that challenge regional relationships and the difficult job media face in reporting these often sensitive topics. The goal of the Dialogue is to encourage frank, professional and respectful discussion on important regional issues.
The 2008 Dialogue was funded by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Korea Press Foundation and the Pacific Century Institute.
Panel discussion topics included:
- New Leaders and Northeast Asia Diplomacy;
- U.S. Presidential Election ;
- Sino-Japan Relations: On the Mend?;
- Post-Olympics China;
- Regional Changes and Media Challenge.
To read a summary of the panel discussions for each topic please click here .
2008 Northeast Asia Journalists Dialogue Participants:
- Ms. CAO Haili, Foreign Editor, Caijing , Beijing
- Mr. KANG Bing, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, China Daily , Beijing
- Ms. Josephine MA, Beijing Correspondent, South China Morning Post , Beijing
- Ms. WANG Ershan, Senior Reporter, 21 st Century Business Herald , Southern Daily Press Group, Guangzhou
- Mr. INA Hisayoshi, Foreign Policy Columnist/Vice Chair of the Editorial Board, Nikkei Inc., Tokyo
- Mr. SAEKI Kentaro, Principal Reporter, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Hachinohe
- Ms. YOSHIOKA Keiko, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun , Tokyo
- Ms. HAN Kyung Hwan, Senior Staff Writer and Manager of International Affairs Department, Joongang Ilbo , Seoul
- Ms. HAN Min Chung, Reporter, The Financial News , Seoul
- Mr. LEE Seok Woo, Editor, International News Desk, Seoul Shinmun , Seoul
- Mr. WANG Son Taek, Diplomatic Correspondent and Manager of Political News Division, YTN Cable News, Seoul
United States :
- Mr. David BRISCOE, News Editor/Honolulu, The Associated Press, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Mr. Nisid HAJARI, Foreign Editor, Newsweek , New York City, New York
- Mr. Mark MAGNIER, Beijing Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times , Beijing
- Mr. Keith RICHBURG, New York Bureau Chief, The Washington Post , New York City, New York
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