Author: Bobby Fretz

SOUTHEAST ASIA: ISIS TAKES TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO SPREAD RADICAL PROPAGANDA

BOBBY FRETZ WRITES — The world is no stranger to the terrorist organization Daesh, commonly known as ISIS. The group has been a topic of mainstream media for the last five years. With its dramatic uprising in Syria and Iraq in 2013, it might be common for people to view them as another middle eastern terrorist organization like Al Qaeda. What may be more uncommon is the understanding of how far ISIS’s sphere of influence has reached. The jihadist group has left its mark across the world, spreading to all parts of the globe. That footprint includes rapid growth...

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SOUTH KOREA: HYEON CHUNG, NEW BRAND OF INTERNATIONAL TENNIS SUPERSTAR

BOBBY FRETZ WRITES – Several weeks ago, the Australian Open came to an end with an emotional Roger Federer hoisting his 20th grand slam trophy. While Federer’s greatness is not an unfamiliar story to sport fanatics, a new headline made waves throughout the two-week long tournament. 21 year old, Hyeon Chung of South Korea, fought his way into the semi-finals of the tournament, becoming the first from his country to make it that far in a major sport. Chung started his 2018 campaign ranked 58 in the world, but his stellar performance down under has rocketed him into the...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the influential Pacific Century Institute.

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Jay Seo


ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORS
Aashna Malpani, Yi Ning Wong


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Savannah Nunez


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Katrina Crosby

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Nadia Aljojo
Kate Barkley [Australia]
Murad Basrawi
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Truman Daly
Jacqueline Dilanchyan
Bobby Fretz
Ephiphany Hulburd
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Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
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Beth McLaughlin
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Dylan Ramos
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Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Nicolas Swaya
C.J. Stone [Japan]

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Mary Grace Costa
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Eriko Lee Katayama
Ryan Lippert
Adrian Narayan [India]
James Royce [Australia]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
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