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PAKISTAN: When a Profession Costs You Your Life

LAMIYA SHABBIR WRITES – At least four media reporters were shot in less than 24 hours, leaving two dead and two injured. M Ilyas Khan, a reporter for BBC in Islamabad, reports, “Police said the motives behind the shootings were not immediately clear.” On September 9th, Aftab Alam, a former reporter of Pakistan’s private broadcaster Geo […]

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UNITED NATIONS: SECRETARY GENERAL HAILS NEW PRESIDENT TIMOTHY LAW SNYDER AND CHALLENGES THE LMU COMMUNITY TO NEW HEIGHTS

During the week of 5 October, Asia Media International’s sponsoring university inaugurated its 16th president with a series of gala events. Joining in the warm welcome of new president Dr. Timothy Law Snyder was United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who delivered a gracious video message of congratulations. Ban’s message of engagement parallels the new […]

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AWARDS: Staff Writer Yvonne Epps Wins Big!

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES – Staff writer Yvonne Epps accepted the Loyola Marymount University Writing Award for First Place in the Journalism-News category on April 23.  Read her award winning article, Vietnam: A Step in the Right Direction for Social Media Freedom, here!  Congratulations, Yvonne!

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SINGAPORE: Fifty Shades of Trending

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES –The small island city-state of Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday as a nation this August 9th. As we covered in a previous article, there are many commemorative events being arranged for the momentous occasion. It seems Singaporeans are getting into the celebratory mood in their own way and have spawned a […]

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SINGAPORE: Did You Get My Good Side?

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – A recent survey conducted in Singapore has found that the majority of youths who are active on social media strive to ensure that their online presence portrays them in a good light, but often do not lie about themselves in order to do so. The survey conducted by Singapore Polytechnic’s […]

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K-POP KORNER: The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – On December 4, the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) were broadcast live from Hong Kong. Known as one of the biggest annual award shows of the year, the 2014 MAMA rewards groups and solo artists who have made exceptional contributions to the Korean Pop music industry in the past year. […]

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CHINA: Blue Skies Over Beijing?

ASIA MEDIA WRITES:  On the whole, the international media has reacted to China’s climate improvement agreement with understandable cynicism. Nations tend to talk a lot and do much less. But the agreement recently reached at the 2014 APEC summit in Beijing might prove the beginning of the real deal. People who live in China’s big […]

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CHINA: The Young, The Rich, and the Reckless

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES- After China’s Economic Reform in 1978, the open-door policy benefited many investors but also created a generation of troublemakers called “fuerdai”- the Rich Second Generation. These kids were born in the 80’s and 90’s, and their job is to brag about their wealth on the Internet. One infamous Internet celebrity –who […]

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SINGAPORE: iCrowdfund

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – Singaporean netizens recently came together on crowd-funding site Indiegogo to help a wronged Vietnamese tourist reclaim the money he lost after being scammed by a mobile phone shop in Singapore. The campaign had an original goal of raising $1,350, but ended up collecting a total of $12,431 by its close on November […]

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EVENT: Social Justice in North Korea

On Monday November 10th, the Asian Pacific Student Services’ program S.P.E.A.C (Supporting, Promoting, Empowering, Asian Communities) will be hosting a discussion about the ongoing social justice issues in North Korea, the experiences of refugees, and the historical background of the division of the two Koreas from 7:30PM-9:30PM in Malone 112 (behind the commons). The group […]

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SOUTH KOREA: Pop Stars or Movie Stars?

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – Since the mid 90’s, Korean pop idols have appeared and starred in many Korean TV dramas and movies. Many idol-actors have been successful despite their lack of formal training and experience in acting. Reply 1997, starring solo singer Seo In Guk and A-Pink’s Jung Eun Ji, became the highest rated cable […]

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SINGAPORE: Tightening the Grip on Online Content

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – In a recent article, Human Rights Watch labeled moves by Singapore’s censorship body as “a serious setback for freedom of expression on the Internet.” These criticisms arose after the Media Development Authority (MDA) asked a few notable alternative news websites to apply for licensing to keep publishing. The most recent website […]

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BEIJING: Honors for ‘Coffin in the Mountain’

COURTESY OF CHINA DAILY USA: The Chinese movie “Coffin in the Mountain” has been honored with the Grand Prix at the 30th edition of the prestigious Warsaw Film Festival. This is the most important section of the famed international competition. The award was accepted by director Xin Yukun. The film tells the story of three […]

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