The book that featured the works of the first eight graduates of ACFJ’s MA Journalism program was reviewed by Pacific Media Center director Dr David Robie.
In his review entitled Conflicts challenge the Asian news media, Dr Robie lauded the book saying “The chapters in Blood are a celebration of the KAF [Konrad Adenauer Foundation] masters in journalism programme and a tribute journalism education in the Philippines in particular.” In the same article, he highlighted the way the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre’s (AMIC) book Media and Conflict Reporting in Asia presented the challenges the Asian region faced in terms of conflict reportage.
Blood on their Hands: Infanticide in India and other stories is a collection of master’s projects, the final requirement for the degree MA Journalism, which was published in 2006 by ACFJ with the support of the Media Programme Asia of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Singapore). It was edited for publication by Filipino editor and columnist John Nery. The editorial board was also composed of Dr Violet B Valdez, executive director; Chay Florentino-Hofileña, former director and MA Journalism lecturer; Mark Vincent Escaler, ACFJ advisory board chair and Ateneo communication department chair; and Werner vom Busch, former KAS (Singapore) director.
To read the full review, please visit this page: http://artsweb.aut.ac.nz/pjreview/issues/docs/15_1/pjr_15(1)ReviewsConflictReportingAsia.pdf.