[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] NO DRONING ON: At an informal but delightfully intense LMU book-salon seminar, faculty and Asia Media International staffers took up the complex and timely issue of drone warfare, while toasting the new book ‘Preventive Force, Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare’ (New…Full Article NO DRONING ON: An Asia Media International Book Event
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – On April 6, LMU had the esteemed honor to bestow an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters on United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. The UNSG gave a keynote address on the morning of the degree conferral ceremony, wherein he gave a short policy speech. Afterward, Ban…Full Article LOS ANGELES: ‘HE WALKS AMID HISTORY’
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – The Asia Society held the 2016 Asia Arts Awards in Hong Kong on March 20 to honor three “game changers” in the contemporary Asian art community. As a leading educational organization and important authority in Asia, The Asia Society has been showcasing the Asia Arts Awards for more…Full Article HONG KONG: Asian Art ‘Game-Changers’ Honored by Asia Society
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Stanford University has just invited Loyola Marymount University’s Director of Asian and Pacific Studies, Dr. Robin Wang, to a fellowship with Stanford’s Center for Behavioral Studies. Professor Wang has been selected among many candidates, and the fellowship recognizes her significant contributions to the disciplines of Philosophy…Full Article LMU: Congrats, Dr. Wang, ASPA Director and Stanford Fellow
FROM THE BRITISH WEEKLY MAGAZINE THE SPECTATOR, SIMON COURTAULD WRITES – Alexander Chancellor’s ‘Long Life’ is over; but it was not nearly long enough. I was feeling rather gloomy last Friday, having just had our old terrier put down, when I opened The Spectator and was immediately cheered up by…Full Article NOT ABOUT ASIA: THE LIVELIEST BRITISH SPECTATOR
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…Full Article PAKISTAN: When a Profession Costs You Your Life
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…Full Article UNITED NATIONS: SECRETARY GENERAL HAILS NEW PRESIDENT TIMOTHY LAW SNYDER AND CHALLENGES THE LMU COMMUNITY TO NEW HEIGHTS
WRITE WEIWEI XU AND TIMOTHY DWYER, ASSOCIATE PROF. FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY — The tragic explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin, which has so far claimed the lives of 114 people including 19 firefighters, triggered a nationwide online conversation in China. The widespread social sharing of video and…Full Article CHINA: THE EXPLOSION IN TIANJIN, AND THE EXPLOSION OF CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA
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!Full Article AWARDS: Staff Writer Yvonne Epps Wins Big!
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…Full Article SINGAPORE: Fifty Shades of Trending
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…Full Article SINGAPORE: Did You Get My Good Side?
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Julien Blanc and his company Real Social Dynamics (RSD), have been banned from entering Singapore. The cause? A petition started by a local on change.org. Blanc and his company RSD, based in California, promote the use of violence and threats to seduce women to have sex. As…Full Article SINGAPORE: Abuse is Not Attractive
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…Full Article K-POP KORNER: The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards
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…Full Article CHINA: Blue Skies Over Beijing?
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.…Full Article CHINA: The Young, The Rich, and the Reckless
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…Full Article SINGAPORE: iCrowdfund