Popular music channel MTV gives a human face to the serious issue of human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region via a riveting production which seeks to raise awareness among the young.
The increasing popularity of the new media is a cause for worry for the ruling Burmese junta, especially in the recent wave of protests in the country led by the Buddhist clergy. Journalist Marwaan Macan-Markar writes about this emerging phenomenon.
BANGKOK, Mar 27 (Asia Media Forum) - Do Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and media make strange bedfellows? Some journalists say yes, some say no.
Mention ‘CSR’ and the first thing that comes to mind is big companies that follow an ethical model geared towards making profits while serving the public interest through social and development projects.
Lynette Lee Corporal
BANGKOK, Aug 11 (IPS/Asia Media Forum) — Say goodbye to the usual slogan-shouting and banner-carrying protest actions, because one does not even have to be anywhere near China to push a mix of causes -- from Tibet and Burma to Darfur. Online creativity is the name of the game.
While the spectacular 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies got underway, many groups are finding and using innovative ways online in which to express their displeasure about China's socio-political and economic policies.
By Bruce Lim
BANGKOK, Jun 9 (Asia Media Forum) - Surrounded by greenery, a dense mangrove swamp in New Caledonia in the Pacific, an overseas territory of France, has the shape of a heart. This was perhaps the most popular photo that drew visitors’ attention at an exhibit here, called ‘The Earth from Above', by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
The exhibit features photographs from around the world that taken by Arthus-Bertrand, who shoots them from above – usually from helicopters.
By Lynette Lee Corporal
BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Asia Media Forum/IPS Asia-Pacific) - Taboos and censorship remain a blight on Asian media's quest for press freedom.
"The press doesn't need protection; the press needs freedom," 'The Wall Street Journal Asia' editorial page editor Mary Kissel said, echoing the sentiments of her colleagues in a panel discussion during an international media conference organised by the East-West Center here.
By Jaime Lim
BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Asian Eye/IPS Asia-Pacific) - Today’s media-savvy blogging generation is giving professional journalists in Asia a run for their money, as audiences generate -- and accept -- citizen-generated content
By Lynette Lee Corporal
BANGKOK, Jan 10 (Asia Media Forum/IPS) - Pride evident in his voice, Weerapol Charoenthum expressed his satisfaction with Maung Loei (108 MHz), a community radio station run by the youth of the north-eastern Thai province of Loei.
With the honeymoon between the Thai media and the ruling junta which seized power on Sep 19, 2006 definitely over,