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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.'
Policy

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)
Policy

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.

Veteran Journalist: China 'Vastly More Open' for Foreign Reporters

L to R: 2012 Osborn Elliott Prize Winner April Rabkin, Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Carroll Bogert, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, and Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize Ceremony, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli said covering China, while difficult, is a "far different world" from 30 years ago.

Rashid: Coverage of Osama bin Laden's Death 'Never Objective' in US or Pakistan [Video]

U.S. television coverage following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Policy

Pakistan on the Brink author Ahmed Rashid features in a new video produced by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism entitled Dueling Narratives: The Death of Osama bin Laden in U.S. and Pakistani Media.