Asia Pacific Media Educator


The Asian-centered media perspective is a discourse of empowerment that reaffirms the necessity for Asians to talk to other Asians, regardless of the designs of the dominant Western media. Within the dynamics of empowerment, Asia's media environment will transform, and in time, move beyond Marshall McLuhan 's notion of a global to a vocal village. The vocal village, this article asserts, embodies Asia's brand and blend of political, social, economic and cultural concerns, free from the intimidations and biases of the West.