Top members of the press to attend forum in Taipei Sept. 25-27
The China Post news staff–About 300 distinguished top journalists, elites and government officials will be in Taipei from Sep. 25-27, to attend the International Press Institute World Congress 2011and the 60th General Assembly. This will be the first time since Taiwan hosted this event in over a decade, in addition to the conference being one of the four major international activities celebrating the centennial of the Republic of China, which makes this occasion even more epochal.
The three-day conference will attract considerable media figures from around the world, such as BBC Director-general Mark Thompson, CNN Anchor Jim Clancy, the Associated Press Senior Managing Editor John Daniszewski, and the Yemen Times journalist Shatha Al-Harazi.
The theme of this year’s conference is “The Asian Media Century? 21st Century Developments from New Technologies to Press Freedom.” Developments of Asia, press freedom and the media industry will be discussed.
There will be eleven seminars altogether during the three day conference, with topics including “Taiwan/China: Possible Scenarios,” “201st Century Rivals: Covering the Rise of China and its Global Competition with the U.S.,” “Covering North Korea,” “Facebook Revolutions: The Media and the Uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East,” “Innovations in Political Cartooning,” “Using the Internet as a Research Tool for Investigating Journalism,” and “Taiwan’s PeoPo Project for Citizen Journalism.”
Conferences this year also include an additional one-day Business and Financial Reporting Workshop on Sept. 24, organized in cooperation with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), providing an interactive platform for valuable academic exchanges and the sharing of knowledge on markets, trade and tariff policies, financial corruption, and currency issues. Representatives from Dow Jones, Reuters, Barrons, Financial Times, Fortune and Money Magazines, as well as the Missouri School of Journalism will also attend.
More information on and registration for the International Press Institute World Congress 2011 and Financial Workshop is available at the official website, http://ipi.taipei.ishow.gmg.tw, or by calling (02)8692-5588 (ext 2803).