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Leading Chinese Journalist Hu Shuli to Make First Public Comments since Leaving Caijing
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Leading Chinese Journalist Hu Shuli to Make First Public Comments since Leaving Caijing

Highly Anticipated Speech Will Be Streamed Live at EWC50.org/mediaconference2010 April 27 at 11:45 a.m., Hong Kong time

HONG KONG (April 26, 2010) – When she speaks to an international conference of journalists and media experts in Hong Kong on April 27, leading Chinese journalist Hu Shuli will be making her first public comments since her controversial departure from the groundbreaking Mainland China business magazine Caijing. Ms. Hu is now Editor-in-Chief of a new Chinese media outlet, Caixin Media

Her much-anticipated remarks will be streamed live online starting at 11:45 a.m., April 27, Hong Kong time at EWC50.org/mediaconference2010 . Following the speech, a recording of the stream will remain on the site for viewing at any time.

Ms. Hu will be addressing a conference of more than 250 journalists and media experts from across the Asia Pacific region and the U.S. who will gather in Hong Kong April 25-28 to discuss the latest news and media-industry issues in the region.

Visit the website above to see news reports and video of conference keynote addresses, real-time panel session summaries, audiocasts and more about the conference on the theme of “Reporting New Realities in the Asia Pacific 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.

Featured conference speakers inclu

  • 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.”

  • 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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