Forum

10th Asian-European Editors' Forum

"Way out of the Crisis"

The Asian-European Editors' Forum is an established platform for discussions amongst leading Asian and European journalists.

Details

In Cooperation with the Asia News Network (ANN) the Mediaprogram Asia of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung arranged the 10th Asian-European Editor's Forum. This years conference took place in Seoul, Korea during the 6 and 7th of October and was supported by the local newspaper “The Korea Herald".

A picture gallery of the Asian-European Editor’s Forum can be found here.

Furthermore, you can find two articles covering the Asian-European Editor's Forum. These articles were published by The Korea Herald respectively the Indonesian Antara News.

Conference Programme

Theme: Way out of the Crisis

Venue: Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel

Monday, October 5

19:30

Welcome Dinner

Venue: Cilantro, Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel (dress code: smart casual)

Tuesday, October 6

Conference venue: Kukhwa Room

11:00

Registration & Morning Coffee

11:30

Opening & Welcome Address:

Paul Linnarz, Director, Media Programme Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore

Choi Nam-hyun, Editor-in-Chief, The Korea Herald, South Korea

Inaugural Remarks: H.E. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Seidt, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Republic of Korea

13:00

Lunch

Venue: Jade room at Orangerie Restaurant, 3rd floor

14:30

Session 1: "Adapting to the changing media landscape - news agencies & the media crisis"

Introductory Keynote:

Dr. Heinz-Rudolph Othmerding, Editorial Management Member, Director International News, dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH, Germany

Panellists:

Hugo Restall, Editor, Far Eastern Economic Review & Member of the Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong

Mary Dejevsky, Chief Editorial Writer, The Independent, United Kingdom

Karen Yap, Freelance Journalist, Malaysia

Moderation:

Paul Linnarz, Director, Media Programme Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore

16:00

Coffee Break

16:15

Session 2: "Impact of the global media crisis on the media: reaction or action?"

Introductory Keynote:

Felix Soh, Digital Media Editor, English and Malay Newspapers Division Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore

Panellists:

Peter Stefan Herbst, Editor-in-Chief of Saarbruecker Zeitung & Managing Director of Berliner Medien Service GmbH, Germany

Gao Anming, Editorial Board Member, China Daily, China

Moderation:

Alastair Carthew, AC Public Relations Counsel, Thailand

17:45

Closing of 1st day

19:00

Dinner

Venue: Ji Hwa Ja (Meeting point: Hotel Lobby at 18:30 for bus transfer)

Wednesday, October 7

Conference venue: Kukhwa Room

09:00

Registration (for newly arrived guests only)

09:30

Session 3: "Brand name: Credibility 2.0 - future markets and future audiences for quality journalism" - What do journalists have to learn from bloggers and citizen reporters?"

Introductory Keynote:

Paul-Josef Raue, Editor-in-Chief of Braunschweiger Zeitung, Laureate of the "Deutscher Lokaljournalistenpreis 2009", Germany

Panellists:

Ravindra Kumar, Editor and Managing Director, The Statesman, India

PJ Anders Linder, Political Editor, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden

Moderation:

Paul Linnarz, Director, Media Programme Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Session 4: "How journalists can use social media (often known as Web 2.0) to improve newsgathering"

Introductory Presentation:

Dr. Stephen Quinn, Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia

Panellists:

Karsten Thielker, Photographer, Pulitzer Prize winner, Germany

Joseph Joh, Managing Editor, The Seoul Times, Korea

Moderation:

Douglas Wong, Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong

13:00

Lunch

Venue: Jade room at Orangerie Restaurant, 3rd floor

14:30

Session 5:

Oh Yun-je, Vice-President DMC, Samsung, South Korea

Pana Janviroj, President, The Nation, Thailand, "Latest cooperation programme among members of Asia News Network (ANN)"

Paul Linnarz, Director, Media Programme Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore, "Outlook on KAS' 2010 initiatives"

Moderation:

Alastair Carthew, AC Public Relations Counsel, Thailand

16:00

Closing of 2nd day

19:20

Dinner

Venue: Korea House (Meeting point: Hotel Lobby at 6:45 pm for bus transfer)

Thursday, October 8

08:00 - 14:30

All-day bus tour to Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) at the border between South and North Korea

Registration required (for details: Britt.Gehder@kas.de)

Evening at own disposal

Friday, October 9

Individual departure


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Venue

Seoul

Contact

Britt Gehder

Programme Officer

Event Reports
October 20, 2009
Greeting message (Ambassador Dr. Hans-Ulrich Seidt)

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