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  • Gung Hay Fat Choy! says Bobo the Parrot

    Posted by AC Team

    Gung Hay Fat Choy! says Bobo the Parrot
    February 10. 2014 Bobo, the parrot says "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" Thanks to Youtube video channel maker "sonic1997" for sharing Bobo's greeting. The African grey parrot has many more videos on the channel as recently as five months ago.  Click here to hear Bobo's greeting.  

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  • Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Nicole Wong Photo credit: Bart Nagel Washington, D.C.May 8, 2013 President Barack Obama has reportedly selected Nicole Wong as the White House's first Chief Privacy Officer. Wong received her law degree and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a partner at Perkins Coie law firm. After working for Google for eight years as a vice president and deputy general counsel overseeing censorship issues for products such as YouTube.com, she joined Twitter as its legal director in November, 2012.  Wong's new role will be to advise the Obama administration on matters involving Internet Privacy. She will reportedly be a senior advisor to Todd Y. Park who was appointed in March, 2012 as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the P...
  • Network TV News Video Editor Eddy Li writes "My Journey Through Cancer"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Eddy Li, former ABC News Video Editor 1971 to 2009, now retired and healthy Photo credit: Eddy Li   Hong Kong May 13, 2013 Eddy Li globe-trotted the world for ABC News in a high-stress non-stop news video editing job from 1971 to 2009. When a sudden diagnosis of cancer changed his life, Li wrote his personal account on how he entered into the darkest tunnel of his life and emerged, a more vigilant and environmentally aware individual. Today, as a cancer survivor and a retiree who now enjoys a healthier and more fulfilling life, Eddy shares what he has learned about our world's increasingly hazardous environment and how you can protect yourself from its toxicity.  AsianConnections' Suzanne Joe Kai chatted with Eddy about his new book, "From A Great Escape to a New Beginning -...
  • April 21 Pasadena, CA - MEDIA ACCESS EVENT - Meet with journalists. Learn how to pitch stories to the press

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      Our AAJA-LA.org board has a great slate of programs this year. Don't miss this event this Sunday April 21 - but hurry! RSVP by April 18 on Eventbrite.   Presented by Asian American Journalists Association – Los Angeles chapter, in partnership with KPCC, Southern California Public Radio   When: 10:00 a.m. to noon Sun April 21, 2013 Where: Crawford Family Forum at KPCC, 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena LIMITED SEATING + RSVP required by Thursday, April 18 on Eventbrite What: Please join us for a session for community groups to learn how to pitch stories to the media and to get news covered. Meet with journalists and trainers in print, broadcast, online media and public relations. Step by step, how does the press select stories to...
  • GIRL RISING - in Select Regal Theaters April 19-26 Frieda Pinto, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez, and others narrate

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Sokha is one of nine girls featured in GIRL RISING. She was a Cambodian child of the dump, orphaned and forced to pick through garbage to survive. Through a series of miracles she finds her way to a school and has risen to become a star student with a promising future. Photo credit: GIRL RISING April 19-26, 2013 GIRL RISING is screening nationwide in selected Regal Cinemas. “No one is more vulnerable than an uneducated girl, and this film is a wake-up call to the world that it’s time to educate girls,” actress Freida Pinto said in a statement to India-Times.com. “Right now, 66 million girls are not in school, and 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year — that’s 38,000 girls married today, and 13 girls married in the last 30 seconds." Freida Pinto joined other actresses ...