Covering Disasters in Southeast Asia: A Reporter’s Perspective


Thursday, December 8, 2011, 12:15pm


Taubman 301, Harvard Kennedy School

A Disaster Management in Asia Seminar Series Event
Margie Mason, Acting Vietnam Bureau Chief, Associated Press

Margie Mason is the AP’s Acting Bureau Chief in Vietnam and medical writer for the Asia-Pacific region. She has reported from more than 20 countries over the past decade, writing about an array of disasters and global outbreaks. Among other events, she has covered the flooding that recently ravaged Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam; the 2010 floods in Pakistan; Cyclone Nargis, which devastated Myanmar in 2008; and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. In this brownbag talk, Mason will discuss the unique challenges of reporting on these and other disruptive events in the region. Arnold M. Howitt, faculty co-director of the Program on Crisis Leadership will moderate the event.

Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Crisis Leadership, the Harvard University Asia Center, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

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