June 22, 2012 to June 24, 2012

3rd East-West Center International Media Conference

Taking place in Seoul, South Korea, the conference will look at news and journalism issues in Asia, the Pacific and United States through the prism of New Media, and how its growing use is not only shaping the way people get their news but also the stories themselves.

February 8, 2012

DEADLINE: Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange

The East-West Center’s 2012 Exchange, June 12-25, will focus on the impact of 2012 presidential elections and the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement on the bilateral relationship. After study tours in each other's countries, journalists meet in Seoul for a day at the Korea Press Foundation to discuss how media coverage of US-Korea issues can be enhanced, followed by the 3rd International Media Conference. Apply by Feb 8th.

Health Fears, Distrust Spur Chinese To Lift Govt Fog on Pollution Data

"BEIJING — Armed with a device that looks like an old transistor radio, some Beijing residents are recording pollution levels and posting them online. It’s an act that borders on subversion. The government keeps secret all data on the fine particles that shroud China’s capital in a health-threatening smog most days. But as they grow more prosperous, Chinese are demanding the right to know what the government does not tell them: just how polluted their city is."

Source: AP, 12/08/2011
February 16, 2015

DEADLINE: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Media Fellowships

The Media Fellowships, valued at up to $10,000 each, offer up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia, researching and preparing stories. Apply by February 16, 2015.

"Climate Change Evaporates Part of China's Hydropower Production"

"SHANGHAI -- China has set ambitious goals for itself to develop hydropower to help mitigate the risks of climate change, but increasing extreme weather events likely rooted in climate change are now sabotaging the goals' foundations. The latest blow came in September, when many major rivers across China ran into an unusual shrinkage, with less than 20 percent water remaining at some stretches. As a result, the nation's hydroelectric generation dropped by almost a quarter compared with last year."

Source: ClimateWire, 11/09/2011


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