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Video: Six NY Times Correspondents Share Half-Century of China Experience

A panel of New York Times Beijing correspondents gathered onstage at Asia Society New York on February 5, 2013. L to R: Seymour Topping, Fox Butterfield, Nicholas Kristof, moderator Orville Schell, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Joseph Kahn, and Edward Wong. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Six former and current New York Times China correspondents gathered at Asia Society New York to discuss what's changed, what's stayed the same, and where it's all headed.

Watch: Dan Rather's Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

Dan Rather reports from the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2008. (DanRather.com)
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"There's no understanding Afghanistan unless you understand that in Afghanistan they are about hospitality, loyalty, and revenge," the veteran newsman told Asia Society in an exclusive interview.

Dan Rather: Those Who Doubted China's Rise Underestimated 'Power of the People'

CBS News correspondent Dan Rather arrives in Beijing in Feb. 1972. (Courtesy Ed Fouhy)
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The veteran newsman says that back in the 1980s, if someone had predicted China's historic economic boom, he would have told the person, "I don't think you know Asia very well, or perhaps you're smoking something very expensive."

Dan Rather: Reporters Can Be 'Overwhelmed' Covering 'Booming' Asia [Video]

Dan Rather interviews the Dalai Lama at his residence-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, in July 2007. (DanRather.com)
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In part four of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses how reporting from Asia has changed over the years.

Book Excerpt: 'The Story of My Assassins' by Tarun Tejpal

Tarun J. Tejpal (R), author of 'The Story of My Assassins.' (Shailendra Pandey)
Arts

In this excerpt from a tense new Indian crime thriller, a crusading journalist's life comes under threat. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on October 4, 2012.

Dan Rather on the Biggest Story He's Covered in Asia [Video]

Dan Rather Reporting from Beijing, 1989 (Dan Rather/CBS News)
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In part three of our exclusive interview, the veteran journalist discusses what he considers to be the most important story he's reported on from Asia. The answer may surprise you.

Powerless Media=Powerless Citizens, Says China Youth Daily Editorial

A Chinese policeman stops photojournalists from taking pictures in Beijing. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Tapping into widespread public frustration with corruption among government officials, advocates of press freedom in China seem to have found an effective tool with which to ally citizens to the journalistic cause.

Watch: New Film Shows Sri Lanka's Media Battered, but Not Beaten

A scene from the new documentary film 'Silenced Voices.'
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Vasuki Nesaih says a new film about Sri Lanka's suppressed media sheds light on a troubled, but continually creative press corps.

Video: Photography as a Revolutionary Tool in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam talks about the power of photography to promote change.

Book Excerpt: 'Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television,' by Ying Zhu

A camera operator from CCTV News on the roof of the Swedish pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. (Flickr/Tobias Andersson Åkerblom)
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China media-watcher Ying Zhu's new book gets behind the scenes of China Central Television with former and current reporters who both thrive and struggle at the state-run network.