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2022 East-West Center International Media Conference
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This agenda is subject to change. All events to be held at the Hawai'i Convention Center unless otherwise noted. All speakers and panelists are anticipated to participate in-person unless otherwise noted. All sessions marked with an asterisk (*) will be streamed online in real time to virtual registrants.
 

JUNE 27 - ARRIVAL

6:00pm | Sunset Welcome Reception at Elks Club Waikīkī

Check-in will begin at 5:30pm.
 

JUNE 28 - DAY 1

Rebuilding public trust in media.

8:00am | Check-In Opens
9:00am | Welcome Remarks by East-West Center and Co-Host Konrad Adenauer Stiftung*
  • Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum, President, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
  • Ansgar Graw, Director, Media Programme Asia, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Singapore)
  • Moderator: Susan Kreifels, Media Program Manager, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
9:20am | Plenary Panel: Building Trust in Newsrooms and on Social Media*
  • Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
  • Dr. Cherian Georgevirtual, Professor of Media Studies & Associate Dean for Research, School of Communication and Film, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)
  • Alan C. Millervirtual, Founder and CEO, News Literacy Project (Washington DC, USA)
  • HR Venkatesh, Director of Training and Research, BOOM FactCheck (New Delhi, India)
  • Panelist/Moderator: Joy Mayer, Founder & Director, Trusting News (Sarasota, Florida, USA)
10:35am | Opening Keynote: The Battle for Facts*

Supported by the First Hawaiian Bank Lecture Series Fund.

  • 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa, Co-founder and CEO of Rappler.com digital news site (Manila, Philippines)
  • Moderator: Bill Dorman, Vice President & News Director, Hawaiʻi Public Radio (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
11:40am | Plenary Speaker: The Metrics of Public Trust*
12:30pm | Luncheon Panel: Connecting through Cross-Border Collaboration*

All panelists are participants in the East-West Center media program “Reporting on Cross-Border Issues of Mutual Concern” for Indian and Pakistani journalists.

  • Safina Nabi, Independent Multimedia Journalist (Srinigar, Jammu, & Kashmir, India)
  • Lubna Jerar Naqvi, Pakistan Gender Coordinator & Trainer, International Federation of Journalists (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Pratyush Ranjan, Executive Editor, Jagran New Media (Delhi, India)
  • Ravinder Singh Robin, Independent Journalist (Amritsar, India)
  • Khuldune Shahid, Pakistan Correspondent, The Diplomat (Lahore, Pakistan)
  • Disha Shetty, Staff Reporter, The Fuller Project (Pune, India)
  • Moderator: Steven Youngblood, Founding Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism, Park University (Parkville, Missouri, USA)
1:35pm | Plenary Panel: Journalism in a State of Emergency*
  • Meghnad Bose, Deputy Editor, Quint Lab, The Quint (Noida, India)
  • Cape Diamond, Freelance Multimedia Journalist and Documentary Film Producer (Yangon, Myanmar)
  • Parwiz Kawa, News Editor, Afghanistan International Television (Washington DC, USA)
  • Paul Ronzheimervirtual, Deputy Editor-in-Chief on assignment in Eastern Ukraine, Bild-Zeitung, (Berlin, Germany)
  • Moderator: Jocelyn Ford, Former Chair, Media Freedoms Committee, Foreign Correspondents Club of China (Zhuhai, China)
2:45pm | Breakout Session #1

Four media workshops or panels on diverse media and news issues will be offered concurrently during each afternoon session.

  • Workshopstreaming: News Literacy
      • Alan C. Miller, Founder and CEO, News Literacy Project (Washington DC, USA)
    • Panelstreaming: Pacific Islands Media: Challenges and Innovation
      • Sincha Dimara, News Manager, Inside PNG (Papua New Guinea)
      • Dr. Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, Editor, Pacific Environment Weekly (​Safua, Savaiʻi, Sāmoa)
      • Rosa Koian, Program Coordinator, Internews (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea)
      • Kila Wani, Executive Director, Inside PNG (Papua New Guinea)
      • Margaret Wise, Chief of Staff, The Fiji Times (Suva, Fiji)
      • Moderator: Donna Hoerder, Program Coordinator, Internews (Suva, Fiji)
    • Workshop: Adopting a User-Focused Strategy in Newsrooms
      • Alan Soon, Co-Founder & CEO, Splice Media (Singapore)
    • Workshop: Ethical Challenges and Trust When Using OSINT in Reporting (Part 1)
      • Organized in partnership with the Journalism and Media Program at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.
      • Allison Puccioni, Imagery Analyst and Principal/Founder, Armillary Services (Oakland, California, USA)
      • Devon Terrill, Program Officer, Journalism and Media, Stanley Center for Peace and Security (Muscatine, Iowa, USA)
      • Luisa Kenausis, Program Associate, Nuclear Weapons Policy, Stanley Center for Peace and Security (Muscatine, Iowa, USA)
        4:00pm | Breakout Session #2

        Four media workshops or panels on diverse media and news issues will be offered concurrently during each afternoon session.​​​​​

        • ​​​Workshopstreaming: Peace Journalism Principles and Practice
          • Steven Youngblood, Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism, Park University (Parkville, Missouri, USA)
        • Panelstreaming: Global Challenges Facing Women Journalists
          • Swati Bhattacharjee, Senior Assistant Editor, Editorial Page, Ananda Bazar Patrika (Kolkata, India)
          • Uni Lubis, Editor-in-Chief, IDN Times (Jakarta, Indonesia)
          • Safina Nabi, Independent Multimedia Journalist (Srinigar, Jammu, & Kashmir, India)
          • Lubna Jerar Naqvi, Pakistan Gender Coordinator & Trainer, International Federation of Journalists (Karachi, Pakistan)
          • Moderator: Jocelyn Ford, Former Chair, Media Freedoms Committee, Foreign Correspondents Club of China (Zhuhai, China)
        • Panel: South Korea Goes Conservative: Emerging Issues on the Korean Peninsula
          • Nari Baek, Journalist, Yonhap News Agency (Seoul, South Korea)
          • ​Jungmin LeeWashington DC Correspondent, Korean Broadcasting System (Washington DC, USA)
          • Kyung Ju Lee, Correspondent, The Seoul Shinmun (Washington DC, USA)
          • Moderator: Steve Herman, Chief National Correspondent, Voice of America (Washington DC, USA)
        • Workshop: Ethical Challenges and Trust When Using OSINT in Reporting (Part 2)
          • Organized in partnership with the Journalism and Media Program at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.
          • Allison Puccioni, Imagery Analyst and Principal/Founder, Armillary Services (Oakland, California, USA)
          • Devon Terrill, Program Officer, Journalism and Media, Stanley Center for Peace and Security (Muscatine, Iowa, USA)
          • Luisa Kenausis, Program Associate, Nuclear Weapons Policy, Stanley Center for Peace and Security (Muscatine, Iowa, USA)
        6:00pm | Gala Banquet Dinner: Honoring Journalists of Courage and Impact*

        Sponsored by Pacific Century Institute. Check-in will begin at 5:00pm.

        • Helen Altonnvirtual, News Reporter (Retired), The Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        • Jerry Burrisin absentia, Political Columnist and Editorial Page Editor (Retired), The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        • Kunda Dixit, Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times (Kathmandu, Nepal)
        • Dilrukshi Handunnetti, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
        • Dr. Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, Editor, Pacific Environment Weekly (​Safua, Savaiʻi, Sāmoa)
        • Parwiz Kawa, News Editor, Afghanistan International Television (Washington DC, USA)
        • Soe Myintvirtual, Editor-in-Chief & Managing Director, Mizzima Media Group (Yangon, Myanmar)
        • Moderator: Glenn Van Zutphen, Founder, VanMedia Group (Singapore)

         

        JUNE 29 - DAY 2

        Increasing trust and global connections in science: climate change and public health.

        9:00am | Keynote Speaker: Close Encounters in an Uncertain Time: the Science-Public Health-Media Nexus in the COVID Era*
        • Dr. Tim Brownvirtual, Epidemiologist & Senior Research Fellow, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        • Moderator: Chad Blair, Politics & Opinion Editor, Honolulu Civil Beat (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        9:40am | Keynote Speaker: Connecting on Climate in the Pacific Islands*
        10:25am | Plenary Panel: Shaping a New Climate Change Message in the Pacific Islands*
        • Dr. Rosie ‘Anolani Alegado, Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography & Hawaiʻi Sea Grant, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        • Rev. James Bhagwan, General Secretary, Pacific Conference of Churches (Fiji)
        • Brianna Frueanvirtual, Climate Activist for Sāmoa (Auckland, New Zealand)
        • Dr. Tammy Tabe, Oceania Research Fellow, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        • Moderator: Dr. Victoria Keener, Senior Research Fellow, East-West Center; Co-Lead Principal Investigator, Pacific RISA (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        11:30am | Plenary Panel: Reframing the Conversation on Climate*
        • Kristy Drutmanvirtual, Environmental Media Host, Activist, and Digital Media Strategist (New York, New York, USA)
        • Dr. Deepti Ganapathy, Journalist and Professor of Management Communication, Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore, India)
        • Dr. Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, Editor, Pacific Environment Weekly (​Safua, Savaiʻi, Sāmoa)
        • Dr. Matthew A. Shapirovirtual, Professor of Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
        • Panelist/Moderator: Dr. Kevin Woods, Environmental Research Fellow, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        12:45pm | Luncheon Q&A*

        Sponsored by Meta.

        • Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy, Meta (San Francisco, California, USA)
        • Moderator: Dilrukshi Handunnetti, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
        1:45pm | Breakout Session 1

        Four media workshops or panels on diverse media and news issues will be offered concurrently during each afternoon session.

        • Workshopstreaming: Digital Security for Journalists (repeated in the next session)
          • Sponsored by the Meta Journalism Project.
          • Luis Botello, Deputy Vice President of Global Impact and Strategy, International Center for Journalists (Washington DC, USA)
          • Jorge Luis Sierra, Co-Founder & President, Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (Edinburg, Texas, USA)
        • Workshopstreaming: Evolution of Asian Americans and the Media
          • May Lee, Founder & CEO, Lotus Media House; Adjunct Professor, USC Annenberg (Long Beach, California, USA)
        • Panel: Best Practices in Climate Reporting
        • Workshop: Best Practices for Reporting on the US Military
          • Lt. Col. Melissa Milner, US Air Force; Deputy Director of Public Affairs, US INDOPACOM
          • MAJ Jonathan Camire, Public Affairs Officer, US Army
          • LCDR Amelia Umayam, Public Affairs Officer, US Navy
        3:00pm | Breakout Session 2

        Four media workshops or panels on diverse media and news issues will be offered concurrently during each afternoon session.

        • Panelstreaming: Combating Misinformation
          • Ann Hsieh, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The Storm Media (Taipei, Taiwan)
          • Kyung Ju Lee, Correspondent, The Seoul Shinmun (Washington DC, USA)
          • Uni Lubis, Editor-in-Chief, IDN Times (Jakarta, Indonesia)
          • Lubna Jerar Naqvi, Pakistan Gender Coordinator & Trainer, International Federation of Journalists (Karachi, Pakistan)
          • Pratyush Ranjan, Executive Editor, Jagran New Media (Delhi, India)
          • Margaret Wise, Chief of Staff, The Fiji Times (Suva, Fiji)
          • Moderator: Philippa McDonald, Former Senior News Reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Sydney, Australia)
        • Panelstreaming: Democracy Thrown Off Balance
          • Nathan Bomey, National Reporter, Axios (Washington DC, USA)
          • Ruth Cabalvirtual, Senior Correspondent, CNN Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
          • Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Senior Editor, The Wire (New Delhi, India)
          • Moderator: Steve Herman, Chief National Correspondent, Voice of America (Washington DC, USA)
        • Workshop: Digital Security for Journalists (Repeat)
          • Sponsored by the Meta Journalism Project.
          • Luis Botello, Deputy Vice President of Global Impact and Strategy, International Center for Journalists (Washington DC, USA)
          • Jorge Luis Sierra, Co-Founder & President, Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (Edinburg, Texas, USA)
        • Workshop: Restoring Trust through Investigative Documentaries
          • Rajneesh Bhandari, Chief Editor, Nepal Investigative Multimedia Journalism Network (Kathmandu, Nepal)
        4:15pm | Breakout Session 3

        Four media workshops or panels on diverse media and news issues will be offered concurrently during each afternoon session.

        • Workshopstreaming: Investigative Journalism in a Zero-Trust World
        • Panelstreaming: Silencing Journalists: Press Freedom in the Asia-Pacific Region
          • Lesley Power, CEO, Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (Sydney, Australia)
          • Cape DiamondFreelance Multimedia Journalist and Documentary Film Producer (Yangon, Myanmar)
          • Kunda Dixit, Editor/Publisher, Nepali TImes (Kathmandu, Nepal)
          • Luz Rimban, Executive Director, Asian Center for Journalism, Ateneo de Manila University (Manila, Philippines)
          • Thinn Thiri, Editor, Mizzima Medina Group (Falls Church, Virgina USA)
        • Panel: China and the US: The Playoff for Influence in Asia and the Pacific Islands
          • Robert Delaney, North America Bureau Chief, South China Morning Post (Washington DC, USA)
          • Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times (Washington DC, USA)
          • Dr. Tarcisius Kaubutalaka, Associate Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
          • Moderator: Dr. Denny Roy, Senior Research Fellow, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        • Workshop: Managing Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance in the Pacific
          • Joseph D. Martin, Director, Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        5:30pm | Happy Hour Mixer with Lightning Talks

         

        JUNE 30 - DAY 3

        Restoring trust and building US-Indo-Pacific connections in diplomacy and international relations.

        9:00am | Welcome Ceremony*
        • Traditional Hawaiʻi welcome shared with opening of the EWC/EWCA International Conference.
        9:35am | Keynote Speaker*
        • Dr. Kurt Campbellvirtual, US Deputy Assistant to the President, Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council (Washington DC, USA)
        • Moderator: Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times (Washington DC, USA)
        10:10am | Keynote Speaker*
        10:55am | Plenary Speaker: Allies and Partners: Delivering Integrated Deterrence*
        • Maj. Gen. Chris McPhillips, Director, Strategic Planning and Policy at US Indo-Pacific Command (Camp Smith, Hawaiʻi, USA)
        11:15am | Plenary Speaker: Asia Matters for America: How and How Much? Facts, Polls, and Perspectives*
        • Dr. Satu Limaye, East-West Center Vice President and Director, East-West Center in Washington (Washington DC, USA)
        11:30am | Plenary Panel: Does America Still Matter for Asia? Views on US Influence from Senior Regional Journalists*
        • Robert Delaney, North America Bureau Chief, South China Morning Post (Washington DC, USA)
        • Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times (Washington DC, USA)
        • Ann Hsieh, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The Storm Media (Taipei, Taiwan)
        • ​Jungmin LeeWashington DC Correspondent, Korean Broadcasting System (Washington DC, USA)
        • Khuldune Shahid, Pakistan Correspondent, The Diplomat (Lahore, Pakistan)
        • Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Senior Editor, The Wire (New Delhi, India)
        • Moderator: Dr. Satu Limaye, East-West Center Vice President and Director, East-West Center in Washington (Washington DC, USA)
        12:30pm | Lunch Break & Site Visits
        • Boxed lunch provided at Hawai'i Convention Center.
        • Site visits and sightseeing on the island of Oʻahu (additional fees may apply).
        Evening
        • Conference closes.

         


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