Tokyo Panel: Reporting in Asia

What is it like to be a foreign journalist in North Korea, China and Thailand?

How is ease of access to information? Is there cooperation among local press and authorities? What’s the atmosphere in the office like?

Three veteran journalists from the AP will share their experiences and insights on working from Pyongyang, Beijing and Bangkok.

Topics to be covered include news collecting tactics, interview rights and amount of cooperation from local authorities and press.

We’ll have Q&A time. Bring your questions. We’ll also encourage everyone to share their own experiences.


  • Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer and former Beijing Bureau Chief
  • Ken Moritsugu, AP Tokyo Bureau Chief
  • Eric Talmadge, AP Pyongyang Bureau Chief
  • Chiew Chung, CEO of ClassDo (Moderator)

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[ Time & Venue  ]
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
AP Tokyo Bureau, Shiodome( Shiodome Media Tower, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-7-1 )

 18:30 – Arrive at AP Tokyo
18:45 – Panel starts
20:00 – Session ends

Due to building security requirements, please RSVP. Sign up here.

Please sign in at the reception desk on the 2nd floor. (Note: The building’s reception desk closes at 7 p.m. All latecomers will need to proceed to the security office on B1. Also, there are vending machines for drinks but no snack machines.)

Hope to see many of you soon!

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