Follow the “Reporting New Asia-Pacific Realities” International Media Conference Online
Media Contacts:

Derek Ferrar
East-West Center
Hong Kong Mobile: (+852) 6256-5774
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Kylie Chan
HKU Journalism and Media Studies Centre
Mobile: + (852) 2219-4416
Email : [email protected]

HONG KONG (April 23, 2010) – More than 250 journalists and media experts from across the Asia Pacific region and the U.S. will gather in Hong Kong April 25-28 to discuss the latest news and media-industry issues in the region.

Co-sponsored by the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Center for Journalists and the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre , the conference on the theme of “Reporting New Realities in the Asia Pacific Region” will be covered online at a special website, . Visit the site to see news reports and video of keynote addresses, real-time panel session summaries, audiocasts and more.

Featured conference speakers include:

  • Surin Pitsuwan , ASEAN Secretary-General.

  • Dr. Kurt Campbell , U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East-Asia and the Pacific, who will speak on “American Engagement and Asia.”

  • Hu Shuli , Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media, China. Ms. Hu will be making her first public comments since her controversial resignation last fall from the groundbreaking Chinese business magazine Caijing.

  • Sanjaya Baru , Editor, Business Standard, India, former Media Advisor to the Prime Minister.

An extensive roster of more than 40 workshops and discussions featuring top experts will explore such topics as:

News Issues:
•    Shifting Power Relations
•    Asia’s Emerging Democracies
•    The Environmental Dilemma
•    U.S. Economy & Foreign Policy Updates
•    North Korea and Denuclearization

Media Issues:
•    Press & Internet Freedom
•    Sustainable Media Models in the Internet Age
•    Reporting Human Rights
•    Reporting on Minorities

China Focus:
•    Covering China
•    The Future of Hong Kong
•    Cross-Strait Relations
•    Future of Media in China

Visit the conference website for a complete schedule of topics and speakers.

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