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Fourth “Journalism Asia” Issue Released for Press Freedom Day
The Manila based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) has released the fourth issue of its annual publication Journalism Asia (JA) in time for this year’s celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3. An annual review of press performance in Asia, JA reports on current issues, developments and problems in the Asian press.

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Fourth “Journalism Asia” Issue Released for Press Freedom Day

29-04-2004 (New Delhi)
The Manila based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) has released the fourth issue of its annual publication Journalism Asia (JA) in time for this year’s celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3. An annual review of press performance in Asia, JA reports on current issues, developments and problems in the Asian press.
First published in 2001, Journalism Asia also brings journalists and academics from different countries together in a unique publication about the press in the Asian context and journalism as experienced by the communities in the region. JA also provides updates on the press and the emerging concerns of the media in the region.

This year’s issue was supported by grant from UNESCO and advertising support from Philippine-based corporate sponsors Allied Bank and University of the East. UNESCO also supported the third edition of Journalism Asia in 2003.

The themes of this year’s JA are (1) Impunity: Attacks Against Journalists and Other Threats to Press Freedom and (2) Media and Elections.

The articles on these themes were written by respected journalists and academics Rosario Liquicia (Thailand), who wrote “From critic to cheerleader: Thai press succumbs to Thaksin’s pressure”; Lukas Luwarso (Indonesia), “Covering the Aceh conflict: Bullets for Journalists”; Ham Hak (Cambodia), Despite Democratization: Journalists still vulnerable” and “The Cambodidan press: Free but controlled”; Sonia Randhawa (Malaysia), “Malaysia: No debate, no discussion”; Warief Djajanto (Indonesia), “TV stations cash in on campaign commercials”; Radhika Mukerji (India), “The Indian media: Biased for the ruling party?”; and Luis V. Teodoro (Philippines), “Elections 2004: More of the same”.

In addition, Journalism Asia also has a section on recent in international developments in media, and the first three reports of the CMFR “Elections: Citizens’ Media Monitor” project which is monitoring Philippine television and print coverage of the May 10 elections.

Previous JA themes were “IT and the Digital Divide” (2003); “Media and Terrorism” (2002) and “Media In Bloom” (2001). The Journalism Asia publisher, the Philippine-based CMFR, also publishes the bi-monthly Philippine Journalism Review, a self-regulatory publication monitoring the performance of the Philippine press and media.

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  • This item can be found in the following topics:
          · World Press Freedom Day 2004
          · Philippines: News Archive 2004


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