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Bridging the cultural gaps in journalism training and education in Asia

Governments in parts of Asia and media scholars have alluded to a form of journalism that should reflect ‘Asian cultural values’ rather than defer to media practices and cultures of the West. These are commonly attributed to a cultural preference for consensus rather than confrontation, order and stability versus chaos and conflict, community good rather than individual rights, deference to authority, and respect for elders. more…

Eric Loo | July 24, 2013

Blog - Environmental Journalism in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is facing enormous environmental problems and the need for widespread, accurate, credible and regular media information on all aspects of the environment, climate, natural resources and energy is crucial to mitigate these issues as much as possible. Environmental Journalism, however, is a fairly new field. more…

September 10, 2012

Environmental Journalism in Asia-Pacific

In 2009, six major environmental problems were identified as facing Asia-Pacific. They were urban excess, deforestation, overfishing, global warming, air pollution and limited safe water supplies. more…

August 3, 2012

The social media (r)evolution?

Asian Perspectives on New Media

"The social media (r)evolution? Asian perspectives on new media" is a compilation of 13 articles that discuss social media developments and trends in Asia. For this publication we invited eleven alumni from the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines to share their views on social media issues based on their inside knowledge and hands-on experience. more…

June 15, 2012

Political Polling in Asia-Pacific

Edited by Alastair Carthew and Simon Winkelmann

Political polling came late to Asia compared to places like the United States where George Gallup pioneered the art of using statistical methodology of survey sampling to measure public opinion. In some Asia-Pacific countries, such as Singapore political polling remains a somewhat immature science, but one that is slowly developing. But in others, such as Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines it has developed into an integral - and often controversial - segment of the political fabric. Australia and New Zealand have taken political polling to even more sophisticated levels. more…

February 27, 2012