SEOUL (June 23, 2012) —Speaking on Internet freedom in Asia and the Pacific at the East-West Center International Media Conference, constitutional law professor Kyungsin Park painted the Korean Internet as a chaotic mire where government policies can harm innocent users, and criminals rove unchecked. The crux of the problem, he said, is a law that [...]
SEOUL (June 23, 2012) – “A real problem throughout the world is the ultimate silencing of journalists — journalists are killed for doing their jobs,” said Patricia Smith, Global Journalist editor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, during a panel on threats to reporters at the East-West Center International Media Conference in Seoul. [...]
SEOUL (June 23, 2012) —Veteran NPR correspondent Julie McCarthy told a gripping account of reporting in Pakistan to a packed audience Saturday at an East-West Center International Media Conference session at which foreign correspondents shared tales of getting the tough stories. “Pakistan is a hugely problematic state to cover,” said McCarthy, NPR’s South Asia correspondent, who [...]
SEOUL (June 22, 2012) — Three journalists from three different countries, some who double as activists, explained how digital media has triumphed over censorship and the obstacles to free speech they encounter in their respective countries. Although the three nations — Malaysia, China and South Korea — vary in their political systems and restrictions, the [...]
Selected live-tweets about the panel on covering North Korea, with panelists from Associated Press and the DailyNK website, and a journalist who defected from North Korea in 2002.
SEOUL (June 22, 2012) — Most members of the media are aware of the role that social media networks like Twitter and Facebook play in shaping modern journalism, but people may be less aware of social media’s impact on politics around the world. In a panel discussion at the East-West Center’s 2012 International Media Conference [...]
- #NetNews Twitter feed: Day 1
- #NetNews Twitter feed: Day 2
- #NetNews Twitter feed: Day 3
- Traditional news outlets seek new strategies in the digital age
- Extreme-story reporting benefits from social media
- Nonconformity necessary for innovation
- Council of distinguished journalists and academics urges governments to promote online openness.
- Q&A with Stephen Quinn, digital media consultant
- The Urban Century
- Reporting from the new Burma
Three Burmese journalists discuss the changing media environment in their country.
- New media and Arab Spring
Al Jazeera social media director Riyaad Minty speaks on the central role played by social media communication in the Arab Spring uprisings.
- Public information and the public good in the digital age
Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, discusses the Internet as a tool of ‘publicness.’
- Internet: A tool of democracy or government control?
Evgeny Morozov, author of “The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet,” talks about some of the ways that governments use social media to track and control their citizens.
- Forging U.S. digital diplomacy
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Esser, the top U.S. diplomat in charge of online strategy, discusses the ways the State Department uses social media to understand events more clearly, share real-time information and engage people around the world.
- Internet freedom in Asia and the Pacific
A panel of experts discusses Internet freedom vs. regulation in Asia and the Pacific.
- Social media’s impact on elections
U.S. political consultant Joe Trippi and Singapore “Facebook candidate” Nicole Seah discuss how social media is changing electoral politics.
- How social media is transforming societies in Malaysia, China and South Korea
Three experts explain how digital media has triumphed over censorship and obstacles to free speech in their respective countries.
- New media and the Fukushima disaster
Yoichi Funabashi, chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, speaks on new media’s role after the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
- Media innovation and future trends in Asia, the Pacific and U.S.
A panel of experts discusses new media innovations and trends across the Pacific.