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Hong Kong International Media Conference 2010


(PRWEB) September 25, 2009 -- Join the Asia Pacific Center for Journalists and local co-sponsor University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the East-West Center's second biennial international media conference.

The conference, hosted on the University of Hong Kong campus, is open to all media professionals. Build new networks and information sources among an anticipated 200-plus journalists and other professionals from the United States and countries throughout Asia and the Pacific.

This event will provide on-the-ground updates on news and media issues in the world's most dynamic region through keynote speakers, panels of journalists and other professionals, and media workshops. Participants can also sign up for a pre-conference study tour to Southern China and a post-conference excursion that will examine important issues in Hong Kong today.

Conference Speakers Include: (listed in alphabetical order, check website for updated speaker list)

  • Mr. Sanjaya Baru Incoming editor of the Business Standard, India's leading business newspaper; former media adviser to India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
  • Mr. Joshua Benton Director, Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University, working with the Harvard Business School to explore new business models for the journalism industry in the Internet age while maintaining quality journalism
  • Ms. Sheila Coronel Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University; 2003 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for developing investigative journalism in the Philippines
  • Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki East-West Center oil and energy specialist; chairman of FACTS Global Energy; member of National Petroleum Council under U.S. Secretary of Energy; Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited Board of Directors
  • Ms. Hu Shuli Editor, CAIJING Magazine, China's leading finance and economics magazine, and CAIJING Annual Edition China 2009 Forecasts and Strategies; selected one of BusinessWeek's "50 Stars of Asia"
  • Dr. Christopher McNally East-West Center specialist on China's capitalist transition and industrial/financial reforms
  • Dr. Ray Yip Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation China Program based in Beijing; former China director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Program Tracks:
  • Post-Crisis China: A look at China's economic performance and other developments in the wake of the global economic crisis; its relationship with the United States; its growing role in the Asia Pacific; and its increasing impact on every corner of the world.
  • Business as Usual? Lessons from the Global Economic Crisis: Will Asia Pacific countries move away from trade-dependence toward more focus on domestic consumption? This track will look at trade and economies in the region.
  • Pandemics, Climate Change, Energy Security and other Challenges: What role will the region play in climate change post-Copenhagen Climate Conference? How will countries handle the next deadly pandemic? This track will cover a variety of important and evolving issues.
  • Obama Policy in Asia/Regional Updates: Speakers and panels will look at politics, new leadership, security, terrorism and other issues in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia; and relationships being forged in the region by the Obama Administration.
  • Searching for New Media Models: What business models will thrive in the Internet age? How will quality journalism be maintained? This track will focus on the new media challenges as well as the old ones that have faced journalists everywhere: how to report and survive conflicts, media censorship, expanding and improving coverage with shrinking budgets.
  • Media Workshops: Online reporting, investigative reporting, health reporting, covering China, social networking and more.

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The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations and the governments of the region.

Click here for links to all East-West Center media programs, fellowships and services.

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Media Contact:
Derek Ferrar
Media Relations Specialist

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