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2024 East-West Center International Media Conference
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This agenda will be updated as conference details are confirmed. All events to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

June 23 - Arrival

5:30 PM | Welcome Reception at Philippine National Museum of Natural History

June 24 - Journalism in the Generative Age

Plenary Panel | AI in the Newsroom 
  • Khalil A. Cassimally, Head of Audience Insights, The Conversation (Rivière Noire, Mauritius)
  • Don Kevin Hapal, Data and Innovation Director, Rappler (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Irene Jay Liu, Regional Director, Asia & the Pacific, International Fund for Public Interest Media (Hong Kong)
  • Howie Severino, Editor-at-Large, GMA News Online (Quezon City, Philippines)
Plenary Panel | Arguments & Algorithms: Ethics and Society in Pursuit of Humane AI
  • Karol Ilagan, Editor-at-Large, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism; 2023 Pulitzer Center AI Accountability Fellow (Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Dominic Ligot, Founder & CEO, CirroLytix (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Syed Nazakat, Founder & CEO, DataLEADS (New Delhi, India)
  • Dr. Nikki Usher, Associate Professor of Communication, University of California San Diego (San Diego, USA)
Lunch Break
Plenary Panel | The Whole World is Voting: Reporting in a Global Election Year
  • Moderator: John Nery, Columnist & Editorial Consultant, Rappler (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Ann Hsieh, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The Storm Media (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Uni Lubis, Editor-in-Chief, IDN Times (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Aditi Phadnis, Political Editor, Business Standard (New Delhi, India)
  • Saerom Shim, Political Affairs Reporter, The JoongAng (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Kamal Siddiqi, News Director, Aaj News (Karachi, Pakistan)
Plenary Speaker | AI Outlooks
  • Dr. Charlie Beckett, Professor of Practice & Director of JournalismAI, London School of Economics (London, UK)
Gala Dinner | Journalists of Courage and Impact

Sponsored by Pacific Century Insitute.

  • Host: Glenn van Zutphen, Founder & CEO, VanMedia Group (Singapore)
  • Honoree: Alan C. Miller, Founder, News Literacy Project (Washington DC, USA)
  • Honoree: John Nery, Columnist & Editorial Consultant, Rappler (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Honoree: Ana Marie Pamintuan, Editor-in-Chief, The Philippine Star (Taguig, Philippines)
  • Honoree: Kamal Siddiqi, News Director, Aaj News (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Honoree: Tom Grundy, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Hong Kong Free Press (Hong Kong)
  • Honoree: Soe Myint, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Mizzima (Myanmar)
  • Additional honoree to be announced.

June 25 - New Climate Perspectives

Keynote Conversation
  • Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer & Founder, Mission Blue (Napa, USA)
  • Nainoa Thompson, Pwo (Master) Navigator & President, Polynesian Voyaging Society (Honolulu, USA)
Keynote Speaker
  • Joan Carling, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Rights International (Baguio, Philippines)
Plenary Panel | Climate Reporting
  • Moderator: Kunda Dixit, Editor & Publisher, Nepali Times (Lalitpur, Nepal)
  • Imelda Abaño, Program Manager for the Philippines & Pacific Region, Internews Earth Journalism Network Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
  • Lagipoiva Jackson, Director of Climate Journalism, Solutions Journalism Network (Sāmoa) 
  • Alexander Kaufman, Senior Reporter, HuffPost (New York City, USA)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Plenary Panel | Youth Climate Advocacy
  • Brianna Fruean, Climate Activist & Writer (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Ayisha Siddiqa, Research Fellow, NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; 2023 TIME Women of the Year honoree (New York City, USA)
  • Josefa Tauli, Policy Co-Coordinator, Global Youth Biodiversity Network (Philippines)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Lunch Break
Afternoon | Breakout Panels & Workshops

June 26 - Reporting at a Global Crossroads

Keynote Speakers to be Announced
Plenary Panel | Economy & Trade
  • Introductory Remarks: Dr. Bruce Tolentino, Monetary Board Member, Central Bank of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
  • Dr. Zha Daojiong, Professor, Peking University School of International Studies (Beijing, China)
  • Dr. Suthad Setboonsarng, Board Member, Bank of Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Plenary Panel | Regional Journalists Roundtable
  • Moderator: Nirmal Ghosh, Former US Bureau Chief, Straits Times (Singapore)
  • Chidong Lee, Local News Reporter, Yonhap News TV (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Derek Wallbank, Managing Editor for Breaking News (South/Southeast Asia/Australia & New Zealand), Bloomberg (Singapore)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Lunch Break
Afternoon | Breakout Panels & Workshops
Evening | Farewell Networking Reception

2024 East-West Center International Media Conference
Home About | Agenda | Partners | Register | Travel & Lodging | FAQ | Terms

2024 East-West Center International Media Conference
Home About | Agenda | Partners | Register | Travel & Lodging | FAQ | Terms


This agenda will be updated as conference details are confirmed. All events to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

June 23 - Arrival

5:30 PM | Welcome Reception at Philippine National Museum of Natural History

June 24 - Journalism in the Generative Age

Plenary Panel | AI in the Newsroom 
  • Khalil A. Cassimally, Head of Audience Insights, The Conversation (Rivière Noire, Mauritius)
  • Don Kevin Hapal, Data and Innovation Director, Rappler (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Irene Jay Liu, Regional Director, Asia & the Pacific, International Fund for Public Interest Media (Hong Kong)
  • Howie Severino, Editor-at-Large, GMA News Online (Quezon City, Philippines)
Plenary Panel | Arguments & Algorithms: Ethics and Society in Pursuit of Humane AI
  • Karol Ilagan, Editor-at-Large, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism; 2023 Pulitzer Center AI Accountability Fellow (Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Dominic Ligot, Founder & CEO, CirroLytix (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Syed Nazakat, Founder & CEO, DataLEADS (New Delhi, India)
  • Dr. Nikki Usher, Associate Professor of Communication, University of California San Diego (San Diego, USA)
Lunch Break
Plenary Panel | The Whole World is Voting: Reporting in a Global Election Year
  • Moderator: John Nery, Columnist & Editorial Consultant, Rappler (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Ann Hsieh, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, The Storm Media (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Uni Lubis, Editor-in-Chief, IDN Times (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Aditi Phadnis, Political Editor, Business Standard (New Delhi, India)
  • Saerom Shim, Political Affairs Reporter, The JoongAng (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Kamal Siddiqi, News Director, Aaj News (Karachi, Pakistan)
Plenary Speaker | AI Outlooks
  • Dr. Charlie Beckett, Professor of Practice & Director of JournalismAI, London School of Economics (London, UK)
Gala Dinner | Journalists of Courage and Impact

Sponsored by Pacific Century Insitute.

  • Host: Glenn van Zutphen, Founder & CEO, VanMedia Group (Singapore)
  • Honoree: Alan C. Miller, Founder, News Literacy Project (Washington DC, USA)
  • Honoree: John Nery, Columnist & Editorial Consultant, Rappler (Pasig, Philippines)
  • Honoree: Ana Marie Pamintuan, Editor-in-Chief, The Philippine Star (Taguig, Philippines)
  • Honoree: Kamal Siddiqi, News Director, Aaj News (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Honoree: Tom Grundy, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Hong Kong Free Press (Hong Kong)
  • Honoree: Soe Myint, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Mizzima (Myanmar)
  • Additional honoree to be announced.

June 25 - New Climate Perspectives

Keynote Conversation
  • Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer & Founder, Mission Blue (Napa, USA)
  • Nainoa Thompson, Pwo (Master) Navigator & President, Polynesian Voyaging Society (Honolulu, USA)
Keynote Speaker
  • Joan Carling, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Rights International (Baguio, Philippines)
Plenary Panel | Climate Reporting
  • Moderator: Kunda Dixit, Editor & Publisher, Nepali Times (Lalitpur, Nepal)
  • Imelda Abaño, Program Manager for the Philippines & Pacific Region, Internews Earth Journalism Network Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
  • Lagipoiva Jackson, Director of Climate Journalism, Solutions Journalism Network (Sāmoa) 
  • Alexander Kaufman, Senior Reporter, HuffPost (New York City, USA)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Plenary Panel | Youth Climate Advocacy
  • Brianna Fruean, Climate Activist & Writer (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Ayisha Siddiqa, Research Fellow, NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; 2023 TIME Women of the Year honoree (New York City, USA)
  • Josefa Tauli, Policy Co-Coordinator, Global Youth Biodiversity Network (Philippines)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Lunch Break
Afternoon | Breakout Panels & Workshops

June 26 - Reporting at a Global Crossroads

Keynote Speakers to be Announced
Plenary Panel | Economy & Trade
  • Introductory Remarks: Dr. Bruce Tolentino, Monetary Board Member, Central Bank of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
  • Dr. Zha Daojiong, Professor, Peking University School of International Studies (Beijing, China)
  • Dr. Suthad Setboonsarng, Board Member, Bank of Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Plenary Panel | Regional Journalists Roundtable
  • Moderator: Nirmal Ghosh, Former US Bureau Chief, Straits Times (Singapore)
  • Chidong Lee, Local News Reporter, Yonhap News TV (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Derek Wallbank, Managing Editor for Breaking News (South/Southeast Asia/Australia & New Zealand), Bloomberg (Singapore)
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
Lunch Break
Afternoon | Breakout Panels & Workshops
Evening | Farewell Networking Reception

2024 East-West Center International Media Conference
Home About | Agenda | Partners | Register | Travel & Lodging | FAQ | Terms