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Asian Currents off the press November 28, 2008

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The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism has just come out with the latest issue of Asian Currents, a collection of Masteral projects, photo essays and stories produced by graduates of the Ateneo-ACFJ journalism programs.

This issue of Asian Currents contains excerpts from the Masteral projects of Filipino graduates Marian Trinidad, Odina Batnag, and Joyce Babe PaƱares, Som Ratana from Cambodia, Moch Nunung Kurniawan from Indonesia and Rajes Paul Thurai from Malaysia.

The three photo essays are those of Conrado (Charlie) Saceda of the Philippine Star, Koichiro Ota of Mainichi Shimbun, and Vicente Jaime (Veejay) Villafranca, a freelance photojournalist from the Philippines.

The cover photo was taken by Charlie Saceda. It shows residents of the island of Siromon in Zamboanga City following their return after more than three decades away. Siromon residents were forced to flee the island at the height of the fighting between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front in the 1970s. Siromon natives were given nipa huts, called core shelters, by the United Nations’ Act for Peace program.

cover of latest asian currents

The Asian Currents editorial board is composed of Werner vom Busch, Director of KAS Media Programme Asia, Dr. Violet Valdez, ACFJ executive director, and Luz Rimban, ACFJ Director for Special Projects and Alumni Relations. Others who put in work for Asian Currents are consultants Yvonne Chua and Isabel Kenny, photo editor Jimmy Domingo, Diploma in Photojournalism program coordinator and Leanne Jazul, layout artist.

Asian Currents is available at the ACFJ office, third floor, Department of Communication, Social Sciences building, Ateneo de Manila University.