NATHAN RIVAS WRITES – As we approach the release date for “Jojo Rabbit” by Taika Waititi, the acclaimed indigenous director from New Zealand, it has become apparent that indigenous creators there as well as in Australia are in increasing demand in Hollywood. For example, top Down Under actors such as Jemaine…Full Article Netflix: This ‘Down Under’ Town, With Its Racism, Corruption and Sex Trafficking, Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Them
Every August Asia Media International appoints new top editors for the impending academic year. Founded in 2011, AMI has been a major pit stop for some of LMU’s most outstanding, hard-working and ambitious students. Predominantly coming to Asia Media from Political Science and Asia and Asia-American Studies, these students tend…Full Article LOS ANGELES: TWO TOP EDITORS APPOINTED TO LMU’S ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES – Tre Publishing House, the noted publisher of books and magazines and one of the top publishers in Vietnam, has issued its Vietnamese translation of ‘The Fine Art of the Political Interview’. Serving a dynamic country of almost 97 million, Tre (https://www.nxbtre.com.vn/en/about-us/general-introduction.htm) has its headquarters in…Full Article VIETNAM: ‘THE FINE ART OF THE POLITICAL INTERVIEW’ PUBLISHED BY HOUSE OF TRE
ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES – What is the splendid method by which we recruit students for our staff writing and staff video departments? One of our best methods is a secret weapon: the video-wizardry of our very own Marial Sosa LMU’17. Here is one typical sample of her work: headlined…Full Article LOS ANGELES: OUR NEW STAFF MEMBER RECRUITMENT VIDEO
ALEXIS CRUZ WRITES — The end of summer marks the start of the academic year, and I am ecstatic to go back to school. But this time, I will be in graduate school pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy. I figured…Full Article MOVING ON: Alexis Cruz Bids Farewell to Asia Media
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Two recent graduates of Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts have been designated as assistant managing editors of Asia Media International, and assume their new positions immediately, announced founder and editor in chief Tom Plate, LMU’s Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies and…Full Article LOS ANGELES: NEW EDITORS FOR ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Two of America’s most gifted diplomats were honored here on the evening of 22 February at the 2018 Annual Award Dinner at the splashy InterContinental Hotel in Century City. In front of an animated and enthusiastic audience of more than 200 friends, supporters and members of…Full Article LOS ANGELES: HONORING TWO GIANTS OF US DIPLOMACY
Loyola Marymount University has been officially notified that its Prof. Michael Genovese has been named the 2017 American Political Science Assn. Distinguished Teaching Award. This is only the fifth time in the award’s history that this has been bestowed by APSA. APSA’s recognition is testament to Prof Genovese’s many and…Full Article LOS ANGELES: GENOVESE NAMED BEST POLITICAL SCIENCE TEACHER IN NATION BY AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSN.
Asia Media International, based at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, is happy to announce that Ms. Jay Seo LMU ’17 has been promoted to Executive Editor after serving six months as assistant executive editor. She was a political science major at LMU and aims to get her law degree…Full Article ASIA MEDIA, LOS ANGELES: JAY SEO PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE EDITOR
To our readers: In much of the world’s media, especially in the western media, Liu Xiaobo is consistently described as a tragic figure and heroic human-rights crusader. So there is no need to reprint those widespread accounts here. Less known in the West is the perspective of the Beijing establishment,…Full Article BEIJING: THE LATE LIU XIAOBO FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CHINA DAILY, THE NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER OF CHINA
CHARLES E. MORRISON WRITES – Predictions of the outcomes of the Trump-Xi Jinping meeting in Florida range from a looming disaster to a rosy new beginning. Of course, both leaders will claim success as a bad meeting helps neither, but true success is measured in the longer-term against expectations. These need…Full Article CHINA-U.S. SUMMIT: HOW BEST TO NEGOTIATE
MARY GRACE COSTA WRITES – Asia Media International staff joined the Pacific Century Institute Feb 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles to honor global citizens Dr. Charles Morrison and former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon. The theme of the evening was “Building Bridges Between Countries…Full Article LOS ANGELES: BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COUNTRIES AND PEOPLE
JESSICA LEGASPI WRITES — Indians around the world can turn to the media to see the Diwali celebration in India, but for those living in New Delhi, they can barely see the hands in front of their faces. On October 31, the day after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights,…Full Article INDIA: THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT BLANKETS PEOPLE IN SMOG
Pictured above – in triplicate no less!- is well-known Prof. Hans Schattle of the Political Science Dept. of Yonsei University, one of South Korea’s best and always one of Asia’s top-rated universities. The picture was snapped during a recent Wednesday night class in the Life Science Building on the gorgeous…Full Article LMU/LA: SKILLFULLY SKYPING SEOUL
Asia Media International Founder Tom Plate was interviewed Friday Nov, 4 by the Associated Press of Australia about the coming U.S. national elections Tuesday. The key question was, obviously, the probable effect of a Trump victory as compared to a Clinton victory. Said Plate, a columnist for the South China…Full Article AUSTRALIA: WHAT DO AMERICANS THINK?
From Ho Chi Minh City, Well-Known Vietnamese lawyer Nguyen Ba Son Writes – On July 12, 2016, the arbitral tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration case instituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) between the Philippines and China handed out…Full Article VIETNAM: THE TRIUMPH OF THE TRIBUNAL