Meeting regional challenges in the media

Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher: East-West Center


Research Area: Media, telecommunications, and information; Politics

Type: Report

Coverage: Japan Korea (South) United States


Under the overall theme of Meeting Regional Challenges I the Media, each of the participating journalists from Japan, South Korea and the United States presented on one of the five panel topics, which serve as subheads in the following summary. The presentations and discussions during this three-day dialogue showed the many different opinions and perceptions held in the journalists' countries as well as the issues that unite them. Media in each of the three countries have at times been guilty of nationalism coloring their news coverage. Journalists acknowledged the great responsibility they share in providing objective and balanced reports. As one participant noted, journalists do not have to be prisoners of their nationality.