The Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is one of Germany’s political foundations. With its international activities, 78 offices abroad and projects in over 120 countries, the Foundation provides a substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. KAS’ Regional Programme in the Asia-Pacific Region, based in Singapore, focuses on three key areas, namely political dialogue, media development and the rule of law. The “Media Programme Asia” was established to promote a free, responsible and ethical press by strengthening dialogue amongst leading editors and journalists as well as by providing further education for journalists in the region.
The Pacific Century Institute is a multi-national organization working with a broad spectrum of individuals and groups to foster positive change around the Pacific Rim in the 21st century. The Pacific Century Institute was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to foster education, policy dialogue and research concerning the whole Pacific Rim region. PCI’s chosen constituency is government officials, scholars, business people and journalists as significant actors on the regional stage.
The Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Foundations seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. The Foundations help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights; implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media; and build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
TODAY Ogilvy and Mather is part of one of the world’s leading communications agencies with a client portfolio comprising a range of international, regional and local clients. Based in Yangon, Myanmar, the company provides a range of marketing communications services including advertising, media buying and production, public relations, social media management and events management. With a deep local presence and access to some of the best global communications experts and resources, TODAY Ogilvy & Mather is well placed to provide communications counsel and best practices for local and international organisations in Myanmar.
Mangosteen Public Relations is the newest addition to Mango Media, one of the biggest media agencies in Myanmar. The company has strong relationships with media, enabling it to deliver strategic, cost-effective plans to its clients. Strategies are developed using the most up-to-date market research, and the company believes that transparency, trust and understanding are key to building lasting relationships and fostering growth with clients while working together to build creative solutions for their needs.
RedLink Communications service provider is providing a full range of data communication services across an integrated network infrastructure jointly cooperated with Yatanarpon teleport under the blessing of Myanma Posts and Telecommunications. RedLink provides the WiMax Wireless Broadband Network that delivers a wide spectrum of network services such as internet access services, data services, voice services, and corporate VPN services by using the back-end Teleport’s NOC facilities. With a far-sighted vision, RedLink is focused on bringing affordable yet premium quality services to its customers, driving the market with the latest technology whilst focusing on customer-oriented services and a high quality service. The company’s mission is “to facilitate the Implementation of WiMax Wireless Broadband Services in the Union of Myanmar.”
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. It works with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance pathbreaking reforms. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, the Foundation’s programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals.
The University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre brings professional journalism education to Hong Kong’s premier university, creating an environment for vibrant interaction among students from Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia and the rest of the world. Students develop convergent skills enabling them to operate comfortably in all aspects of the industry, ranging from print, audio, video and multi-media to interactive online journalism. JMSC alumni work at a number of leading international news organizations, and the program has also equipped other graduates for careers in fields as diverse as banking, finance, public relations and government service.
Founded in 1908, the Missouri School of Journalism is the international leader in hands-on journalism education in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.
Dart Centre Asia Pacific is a regional hub for media and trauma professionals and students who believe that effective reporting on violence matters. With permanent offices in Melbourne, Australia and training programs and other activities throughout the Asia Pacific, DCAP works to promote discussion, develop training, and exchange specialist knowledge on the most challenging of media issues.
Southeast Asia GLOBE presents the people, places and events that shape the region. With an emphasis on original photography and in-depth reporting, it is a leading source of exclusive features and reports for an informed readership in Southeast Asia as well as for a worldwide audience with an interest in this burgeoning region. The group also publishes Focus Asean, a forum for academics, business experts and policy makers providing business and economic analysis, news, resources and relevant insight into Asean’s fast changing economic landscape, and Discover – The Essence of Cambodia, an annual premium travel & leisure publication.
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The Wall Street Journal Asia is the leader in global business news for Asia. Since 1976, it has provided indispensable news and analysis of regional and global business developments for an influential pan-Asian audience of corporate and government decision-makers. The Journal Asia has been voted Asia’s most “important business reading” in every ABRS study since the survey’s inception in 1985.
The conference organizers thank the following organizations for their generosity and support in the sponsorship and development of this 4th International Media Conference.
All-China Journalists Association
Charltons Law and Investment
Gender Equality Network (GEN)
Global Investigative Journalism Network (Facebook and Twitter)
Grace Swe Zin Htaik
K. Joe Shein, Golden Rock Group of Companies
Korea Press Foundation
Loi Hein Company
Myanmar Brewery Limited
Shih Hsin University
Singapore International Foundation
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United States Embassies in Iraq, Burma and Pakistan