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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • David L. Kim Joins AARP to Head Outreach to Asian-Americans 50+

    Posted by AC Team

    Congrats to David L. Kim who has joined AARP as vice president for multicultural markets and engagement. In this newly-created position, he will lead AARP’s outreach to Asian-Americans 50+.  “AARP understands that while all Americans 50+ share the same goals of aging with dignity and peace of mind, each of the communities in our lives offers unique opportunities and contributions toward helping us get there,” said Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, executive vice president for multicultural markets and engagement at AARP. “David understands how the experiences and contributions of AARP and the aging Asian-American community are relevant to each other, and we’re excited welcome him to our team.” Kim joins AARP from Washington-based public affairs firm The Raben Group, where as a principal he p...
  • iPhones, Flipcams & Satellite modems are tools for news gathering as violence escalates against journalists in the Middle East

    Posted by AC Team

    As violence is escalating against journalists working in war-torn countries, low profile or nearly invisible still and video cameras, and content capture and distribution technologies are becoming necessary survival gear.   The Committee to Protect Journalists has reported an unprecedented number of casualties: eleven journalists have been killed this year worldwide, eight of the eleven in the Middle East, one in Vietnam, one in the Philippines, and one in Mexico. CPF reports that there have been more than 300 attacks on journalists covering the recent political unrest in the Middle East. CNN's Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked by pro-government supporters on February 2, 2011 in Cairo while covering the Egyptian conflict. A video shot by Cooper for CNN's AC360 can...
  • Updated October 12, 2011 - Relief Efforts for Japan's Victims

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    October 12, 2011: Peace Boat will be holding a special event on October 13, reporting and looking back on the activities in the 200 days since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and announcing the launch of the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader Training Programme. This programme will train people in disaster relief skills to ensure that the effects of future disasters can be mitigated. Please join us to learn about our work, our future goals, and to connect with other Peace Boat supporters. For more information on this event and about Peace Boat click here.   August 18, 2011: A magnitude 6.8 quake jolts Japan off Fukushima. August 17, 2011: Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami created huge Icebergs in Antarctica. Satellite image evidence show icebergs broke off in Antarctic...
  • Activist & Scholar L. Ling Chi-Wang steps down from the board of civil rights organization Chinese for Affirmative Action

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Activist and Scholar L. Ling-chi Wang is retiring from the board of the civil rights organization that he co-founded, Chinese for Affirmative Action. ...