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4th Asia-Europe Editors' Roundtable

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22 Oct 08 - 23 Oct 08 Asia-Europe Foundation Communications Department ASEF Editors' Roundtable Sustainable Development

Bejing (China)


This meeting brought together27 editors and senior journalists from leading print and broadcast media to exchange perspectives on current issues relevant to both Asia and Europe. It consisted of two discussion sessions on the role and impact of Asian and European media organisations within the context of enhanced global interconnectedness. Each session featured three panelists, whose presentations formed the basis of the session's discussion. All participantswere invited to remain in Beijing to cover the 7th ASEM Summit.


- Can there be a truly globalised media, or will the media marketplace remain fragmented?

- Is there a global role for the media?

- What is the media's role in promoting environmental awareness?


Prof. Li Xiguang, Executive Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University.


Mr. Asad-ul Iqbal Latif, Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.


  • All-China Journalists Association (ACJA)
ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.