Follow the East-West Center’s “Networked News” International Media Conference Online


SEOUL (June 20, 2012) – Several hundred journalists and media experts from more than 100 news organizations in 25 countries will gather in Seoul, South Korea June 22-24 to discuss the latest information on the impact of new and social media on events and news coverage in Asia and the Pacific.

The conference on the theme of “Networked News: How New Media Is Shaping Stories in Asia and the Pacific” will be covered online at a special website, 2012. Visit the site to see news reports and video of keynote addresses, real-time social media coverage, session summaries and more.

A number of the conference sessions are expected to be streamed live online. Twitter users can also follow live tweets from the conference through the hashtag: #NetNews.

Featured speakers and panelists include:

  • Victoria ESSER, Deputy U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Digital Strategy
  • Yoichi FUNABASHI, Chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, and former Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun
  • Jeff JARVIS, Author, “Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live”
  • Riyaad MINTY, Head of Social Media, Al Jazeera, Qatar
  • Evgeny MOROZOV, Author, “The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom”
  • Nicole Rebecca SEAH Xue Ling, Singapore’s “Facebook candidate”
  • Joe TRIPPI, US Political Strategist and author of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet and the Overthrow of Everything.”
  • Ambassador LIM Sungnam, the Republic of Korea’s Head of Delegation to the Six-Party Talks.

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An extensive roster of workshops and discussions featuring top experts will explore such topics as:

  • New Media Lessons from Arab Spring & Fukushima
  • Peers, Politics and Protests: How Social Media Is Transforming Societies, Governments and Elections
  • Internet Freedom: People Power vs. Government
  • North Korea: Issues and Coverage
  • Reporting From the New Burma
  • Forging U.S. Digital Diplomacy: Opportunities, Challenges & Impact
  • Transforming Media in the Digital Age

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Conference Sponsors:

Co-hosts: Yonsei University, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Sponsors: Pacific Century Institute, Henry Luce Foundation, Google, Hyundai Motor Company, KT Corporation, Korea Foundation, University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

Official Business Paper: The Wall Street Journal Asia.

See sponsor page.