The Asia China New Media Conference, hosted by MalaysiaKini’s Chinese Service and sponsored by Open Society Institute and the University of Hong Kong’s Center for Journalism and Media Studies, gathered over one hundred journalists, bloggers and academics to discuss the current state of new media in Chinese-speaking Asia as well as to discuss future areas for cooperation. Attendees came from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore and the host country Malaysia. Continue reading
Interesting short piece from McKinsey on Internet in Malaysia, China and India. In the conclusions, especially interesting is the observation:
“Content and Web services providers need to foster the growth of local and regional advertising markets to help defray the cost of content creation.”
Especially important for independent media, since government involvement in the large national advertisers in all three countries creates an implicit or explicit pressure on coverage.