According to Korea JoongAng Daily, a major English-language Korean daily newspaper, two recent complaints against entertainment outlets regarding demeaning representations of men were dismissed by separate arbiters…Full Article SOUTH KOREA: Where Men Get Treated Like Dogs?
This past weekend, a group of reporters at the Mathura das Mathus hospital in Jodhpur found themselves under attack by a group of approximately 25 people. The mob physically assaulted journalists and damaged their equipment. Two reporters received mild injuries and an entire news channel van was damaged.Full Article INDIA: Did the Minister’s Wife Incite Recent Media Attacks?
Earlier this month the Straits Times, Singapore’s most widely read newspaper, held its third “Sunday Times’ Parents Forum” where speakers encouraged the parental usage of English-language media in the education of their children…Full Article SINGAPORE: Forum Held to Promote Usage of Media for Teaching English
In our judgment, David Pilling is easily and consistently the best (non-U.S.) columnist writing about Asia, and has been honored once again for his perceptive and leading-edge commentaries on the world’s fastest rising region. This time the honor comes from the 2011 Comment Awards in London (sponsored by Barclays and…Full Article Kudos Corner
16 November 2011 Los Angeles — Real-life diplomacy reveals, as Lord Palmerston, twice British prime minister (1855-8, 1859-65), famously put it: “We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.” Over the decades…Full Article PACIFIC PERSPECTIVES: Vietnam on the Positive side, Asia on the American Mind
Why would UNESCO’s participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair make the headlines of one of the leading English Dailies of UAE and the Gulf States- The Khaleej News? On October 31st, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, granted Palestine’s bid for full membership in the organization. In response, by the U.S., as expected, announced cutbacks UNESCO funding, leaving the organization short $65 million USD for the end of the year budget…Full Article UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Book Fair finds a benefactor in Al Qasimi
Chinese Netizens understand that its government controls every form of the media. State censorship is the norm, and Chinese people have come to accept that. Even so, Chinese Netizens regard the internet as a better reflection of reality than traditional media. Through their personal blogs, they are able to express…Full Article China Blog Blotter – Issue #3 Freedom of Speech on the Internet