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Q&A with Fortune magazine China bureau chief

Bill Powell is Fortune magazine’s China bureau chief and Asia editor. He has been based in Shanghai for the past six years, and reported in Beijing from 2000 to 2001. IPI spoke to him at the 2011 IPI World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan. IPI: What do you see as the main trend or next big […]

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IPI World Congress 2011 in Taiwan: Tweeting the revolutions from across the Middle East

At the IPI World Congress 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan, attention on Monday focused on the role of social media as a catalyst for the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions. Speaking on a panel titled “Social Media Revolutions: The Media and the Uprisings in North Africa, the Middle East, and Elsewhere”, Global Post founder Charles Sennott said: “When […]

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Taiwan president opens IPI World Congress

The International Press Institute’s Annual World Congress and 61st General Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan, began today with an address by the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ma Ying-jeou. The President’s address emphasized his country’s commitment to humanitarian assistance, and its role as a force for peace in the region. It also emphasized the […]

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Venezuelan hackers intimidate reporters

The International Press Institute is concerned about the recent hacking of journalists’ and news outlets’ Twitter accounts, both in Venezuela and in the United States. On 3 September, three critical Venezuelan journalists, three columnists and five opposition activists were unable to access their Email and Twitter accounts because their passwords had been stolen, EFE reported. […]

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