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Digital Asia Rising. Ying Chan Journalism and Media Studies Center The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China . Digital Asia Rising. World’s largest telecom and ICT market World’s fastest growing telecom market ICT industries major players in global markets – 3G, mobile applications

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digital asia rising

Digital Asia Rising

Ying Chan

Journalism and Media Studies Center

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

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Digital Asia Rising
  • World’s largest telecom and ICT market
  • World’s fastest growing telecom market
  • ICT industries major players in global markets – 3G, mobile applications
  • Recognized models of independent media
  • Proliferation of individual and alternative forms of media production
  • Emerging civil society in cyberspace
international corporations retreating from journalism
International Corporations Retreating from Journalism
  • Asiaweek (2001, Time Warner)
  • Far Eastern Economic Review (2004, DJ)
  • STAR TV (2005, News Corp)
  • Business Week International Edition (2005)
  • Asian Wall Street Journal (2005, DJ)
  • Time magazine (2005, Time Warner)
alternative media forms challenging traditional media
Alternative Media Forms Challenging traditional Media
  • Ohmynews
  • Malaysiakini
  • Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism
  • EastSouthWestNorth
  • Blogs, portals
the paradigm change
The Paradigm Change

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  • Mainstream media vs. alternative media
  • MSM vs new media

Or

  • Corporate media vs independent media
  • Party/state media vs independent media
challenges ahead
Challenges Ahead
  • Bridging the digital divide inside Asia and within countries; lowering costs, increasing access
  • Combating censorship and state control
  • Capacity building, creating sustainability for independent media
  • Fostering the independent/citizen media model – SPREAD THE GOSPEL!
digital news environments
Digital News Environments

Embryonic – East Timor, Afghanistan

Emerging – Nepal, Bangladesh

Negotiating - China

Intermediate – India, Philippines

Mature – Australia, New Zealand

Advanced – Japan, South Korea

(Madanmohan Rao)

digital access index
Digital Access Index
  • Infrastructure: fixed tel lines; mobile/100 households
  • Affordability: cost of Internet access
  • Knowledge: literacy, school enrollment
  • Quality: bits per capita
  • Usage: Internet users/100 people
creating the fifth estate
Creating the Fifth Estate
  • “The answer (to corporate media) is simple. We have to create a new estate, a Fifth Estate, that will let us put a civic force against this new coalition of (media) rulers.”

John Pilger, British Journalist and author of Tell Me No Lies, Investigative Journalism that Changed the World.

forward to the fifth estate
Forward to the Fifth Estate
  • “ Creating international association of journalists, academics, newspaper readers, radio listeners and television viewers that operates as a ‘counterweight’ to the great corporations monitoring, analyzing and denouncing them.” John Pilger
thank you

THANK YOU

Ying Chan

The University of Hong Kong

Shantou University, PRC

[email protected]

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