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February 01, 2009



So why should the media surrender its independence and become a diplomatic tool? I guess VOA does not work anymore. Anything goes one way will not work anymore. Any issues can be discussed now on the internet, the news media has simply lost its potency as a political tool. For example, who will skip the commentary section nowadays when reading the editorial on an e-paper? Whatever the agenda the editorial tries to push, someone somewhere will always offer some interesting counterpoints.

Ivan Sigal

You can also twitter the event at #usip.

hwa yeon

One of the panels said those who watch U.S. TV programs like America more than those who dont watch them. But they like the U.S. products themselves not the U.S.

--University for Peace
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