Publications

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter Eight

by Alastair Carthew

Phuket website continues journalism's noblest traditions
Old-fashioned, fearless and opinionated journalism: That's not really what you would expect from an online newspaper covering Thailand's major tourist destination Phuket. But that's exactly what the "Phuketwan" website is doing. And several international quotes testimony its credibility and show that old-school journalism can still be an innovation.

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter Seven

by Stephen Quinn, Kim Kierans

Cambodia – a land of opportunity
When it comes to hopping onto the information highway, Cambodia is working hard to catch up to other ASEAN countries. In Cambodia, the percentage of Internet users in the past 10 years increased by 1,200 per cent to some 78,000 people or 0.5 per cent of the population.

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter Six

by Stephen Quinn, Kim Kierans

Twittering the news in Australia
The micro-blogging service Twitter has attracted global attention because of its rapid growth. As of August 2010 Twitter had 124 million users world-wide. If it were a country it would be the eight largest in the world by population.

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter Five

by Stephen Quinn, Kim Kierans

Singapore’s razor-sharp Internet television network
A razor is sharp and has a definite edge. The same can be said for RazorTV, the Internet-based television service that Press Holdings (SPH) launched in 2008.

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter Four

by Stephen Quinn, Kim Kierans

Blogging as an alternative media in Vietnam
Social networking and social media, especially blogs, have blossomed in Vietnam in the past few years. The country has many famous bloggers but some remain anonymous; they fear their opinions will result in jail or reprisal from authorities.

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter Three

by Stephen Quinn, Kim Kierans

Citizen-aided news in the Philippines
On June 30, 2010 Benigno Aquino III was sworn in as new president of the Philippines. A unique part of the election was the spread of new forms of citizen participation in the news making process that this chapter will discuss.

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter Two

by Stephen Quinn

Asia's mobile phone innovations
Mobile media is booming in Asia. Chapter Two of the new Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 looks at some of the more interesting innovations, and gives an overview of the mobile phone penetration in the Asia region.

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Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 - Chapter One

by Stephen Quinn

The uncontested rise of social media in Asia
In the past half decade, two of the biggest developments in terms of digital connections are social media and social networking. Chapter One of the nes "Asia's Innovators Vol. 2.0" gives an overview of the spread of social and new media in the Asian region, with recent facts and figures.

Country Reports

Das Geschäft mit der Wahl

by Paul Linnarz

In Indien und auf den Philippinen setzen die Medien im Wahlkampf ihre Glaubwürdigkeit aufs Spiel
Indien und die Philippinen – beides Demokratien, beides Länder mit freien Medien. Indien hat im vergangenen Jahr gewählt, auf den Philippinen steht der Urnengang für Mai bevor.

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MOJO - Mobile Journalism in the Asian Region

by Stephen Quinn
Around the world, the mobile phone is changing the way journalists work. This publication introduces the concept of the mobile journalist, usually described by the abbreviation "mojo". Using wi-fi or cellular phone networks, stories, audio, images and video can be on the web within seconds of being composed. This immediacy accelerates how journalism happens, and introduces new challenges for editorial executives. The author, Dr Stephen Quinn, has worked as a mobile journalist and trained journalists in the Asian region.