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Session 1: Why the Internet is important to Asians

PROF. Ying Chan, director of the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong, started off with a description of the Asian Internet landscape — the Asian Internet usage/access vis-à-vis trends restrictions on traditional media; profiles, projections in Internet usage in Asia (from South Asia to Southeast Asia and China); and how the Internet has become a primary source of news and information in Asia. Download her presentation here.

Kunda Dixit, publisher of Nepali Times, talked about how the Internet is keeping Nepal from disappearing from the world map. His presentation is available here.

Sein Win of mizzima.com discussed how new technologies like Skype are allowing the Burmese people to coomunicate and exchange information though strict Internet access controls and content regulation imposed by the military government remain, particularly on matters pertaining to politics and the military rule. Download his presentation here.

April 19, 2006 - Posted by | Presentations

1 Comment »

  1. I find it is exactly the same to Nepal that technology is bringing Cambodia to the world (at certain extend) but cannot reach to their fellow citizens within the country yet.

    Comment by Lux | April 23, 2006 | Reply


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