Nobel Peace Prize winner and press freedom champion Maria Ressa speaks on stage at the EWC International Media Conference.
Ressa Reveals Rappler Shutdown Order at 2022 EWC International Media Conference

Nobel Peace Prize winner and press freedom champion Maria Ressa announced that her online news organization Rappler was hit with a shutdown order.

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New Philippines Matters for America Publication Launched

The newest Asia Matters for America publication is now available, focused on US-Philippine trade, investment, educational exchanges, and cultural connections at the national and local levels.

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Nobel laureate Maria Ressa speaks with conference attendeesFacing a shutdown of her online news outlet, Nobel laureate Maria Ressa calls for journalists to band together to fight an online information ecosystem ‘built on lies laced with hate.’ ...more...

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East-West Center Celebrates 75 Years of US-Philippines Relations with Premier Philippines Matters for America Publication

US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Heather Variava is joined in the EWC publication’s Manila launch by Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Jose Victor Chan-Gonzaga and Department of Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna.
US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Heather Variava is joined in the EWC publication’s Manila launch by Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Jose Victor Chan-Gonzaga and Department of Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna. Photo: US Embassy Manila

The East-West Center recently launched the first edition of the Philippines Matters for America/America Matters for the Philippines publication and website on June 13th in Washington, DC at the Philippines Embassy, and June 15th at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. The publication highlights important facts and figures about the US-Philippines realtionship in areas such as trade, investment, jobs, educational exchange, demographics, cultural ties, and people-to-people connections. ...more... 

New Project Supports Influencers Promoting Peace in Pakistan

PeaceFLIX poster of Pakistani peacebuildersA new project underway in Pakistan seeks to support influencers who work to promote community cohesion through practicing pluralism and tolerance at the local grassroots level, with a particular focus on the role of women as peacebuilders. The program is a partnership between the nonprofit Global Neighbourhood for Media Innovation (GNMI), based in Karachi, and the East-West Center in Honolulu. ...more...

Biden Administration Spells Out China Strategy

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken giving a speech at the George Washington University in Washington, DCWhile calling China “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged in a major policy speech recently that America’s primary competitor is also “integral to the global economy and to our ability to solve challenges from climate to COVID. "Put simply," he said, "the United States and China have to deal with each other for the foreseeable future.” The US strategy: “invest, align, compete.” …more

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