Around the World: 'Tigertail' Director Alan Yang, CBS News' Weijia Jiang Share Personal Stories; Press Freedom During Coronavirus; and More
Monday, June 8, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. On Mondays, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts, and articles.
Video: Making a Global Difference in This Pandemic Era: A Fireside Chat with Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
ASIA SOCIETY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, June 3, 2020 — Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, a renowned journalistic team, have traveled the world and lived for many years in Asia, where their work won them the first Pulitzer Prize granted to a husband and wife. In this fireside chat, Nick and Sheryl consider the human dimension of COVID-19, including the political dimension for countries around the world, in the context of their abiding concern for those less fortunate.
Podcast: Asia In-Depth: A Conversation with Writer and Director Alan Yang
May 28, 2020 — In this episode of Asia In-Depth, Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Alan Yang talks about his most recent project for Netflix, the feature film Tigertail about a Taiwanese immigrant family. He discusses how Hollywood has changed over his career, and how those changes affect the projects he is able to pursue. He is joined in conversation by Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer and Governor-at-Large of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Janet Yang.
Article: CBS News' Weijia Jiang on Newsroom Diversity, COVID-19 Racism, and Covering President Trump
May 27, 2020 — Born in Xiamen, China, CBS News White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang grew up in a small city in West Virginia. A graduate of Syracuse University, she has worked for CBS News since 2015 and became White House correspondent in July 2018. In conversation with Asia Blog, Jiang recounts her upbringing, reflects on the importance of newsroom diversity, and explains why she thinks that news organizations have never been more vital.
Video: Press Freedom in the Age of the Coronavirus
ASIA SOCIETY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, May 13, 2020 — Asia Society Northern California hosts Maria Ressa, CEO and executive director of Rappler.com and Time's 2018 "Person of the Year," in a discussion of how authoritarian leaders are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis — including the Philippine government's recent shutdown of the TV network ABS-CBN. Ressa also discusses how governments and political actors weaponize social media. The conversation was moderated by NPR London Correspondent Frank Langfitt.
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