This site is an archive of the website created to publicise the the 49th General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union called ABU 2012 Seoul.

49th ABU GA (ABU 2012 Seoul)

Gender Media Forum Speaker

Natalia Orozco
Journalism & News Correspondent
Gender Media Forum

Natalia Orozco is a Colombian filmmaker and independent news correspondent with a BA on journalism, a Master’s in Political Sciences and a second Master’s in International Cooperation from Sorbonne University. She is a two-time winner of the Simon Bolivar National Journalism Award (2010 and 2011). For 10 years, she has been assigned by news outlets to cover elections, wars, and geopolitical conflicts for American and European international media (NTN24,UNIVISION, CADENA SER, Radio France International). She has also participated in documentaries made by Discovery Channel, ZDF and Arte Germany. Her most recent documentaries reflect a critical approach to the human costs of the wars. See “Guantanamo Until When?” a documentary shot in Guantanamo Bayprison.

Judy Tam
Financial & Operations Officer
Gender Media Forum

Judy Tam has more than 29 years of leadership experience as both a Chief Financial and Chief Operations Officer for nonprofit organizations. As the Executive Vice President, CFO and COO of the Independent Television Service, Inc. ITVS, a national organization funded by Congress that brings unique, independently produced programs to public television, over the last fifteen years she has helped shape ITVS into the nation’s single largest program source of independent programming for U.S. television. She has been a lead in negotiating increased funding for ITVS from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the primary funding source for the organization. As executive producer/producer of the 2005 International Public Television (INPUT)conference in San Francisco, which featured a full week of screenings, panels, and special events showcasing the most creative, important and provocative independent and public programming, Judy spearheaded one of the most successful conferences in the organization’s 36 year history. She was a board member of INPUT for eight years and was elected President in 2010, the second American, second woman, and first Asian in 36 years.

Jihee Lee
KBS producer
Gender Media Forum

Jihee Lee began her television career when she joined KBS in2005 as a producer. Though she has only been with KBS for seven years now, her many talents and natural story-telling skills have granted her the opportunity o work on various programs and special projects close to her heart. Her credentials include recurring features for such hard-hitting KBS programs as and , as well as more human-centered factual documentary programs such as and. Among her most recent accomplishments is her contribution to the ABU CARE (Change Asia, Rescue the Earth) Series 2, Empower Women. Entitled , this one-hour program explores the phenomenon of international marriage between Vietnamese women and Korean men, highlighting the discord between expectations and reality of life in Korea for Vietnamese brides.

Tomoko Okutsu
Gender Media Forum

Tomoko Okutsu is a TV Director and Producer working for the International Co-production and Acquisition Department of NHK. She joined NHK in 1992 and subsequently made live factual shows, news magazine shows, and current-affairs documentaries. Tomoko’s standout productions include the monthly eight-hour live show “Hello Japan!” which introduced one of Japan’s prefectures in each edition, and live shows (including live reports from South Korea) about the popularity of Korean entertainment in Japan. Tomoko also played a key role in the launch of the groundbreaking interactive news magazine show “ConnectingTV@human”. Since 2008, Tomoko has been the commissioning editor of NHK’s daily international co-production and acquisition slot “World Documentary”. She aims mainly to air documentaries on current affairs. Currently, she is producing the new series “Women at 40: A Silent Revolution”, which takes a cross-cultural look at the lives of women who initiate change in their communities in 10 countries around the world. The series is a co-production with French partners.

Hyechung Eun
Professor, Seoul National University of Technology and Science
Gender Media Forum – Session 3 moderator

Hyechung Eun started her career as an academic researcher after she finished the doctoral degree in Loughborough University, England. But since her first company, KBI(Korean Broadcasting Institute), Korean governmental agency, started international promotion of Korean broadcasting contents, she quickly joined to support the production and distribution field. She has been the initiator and organizer of several international co-production projects including NGCI’s “Korea to the World”, MDA project, and AETN networks. She has published various books and articles about media literacy for youth and citizenship, contents distribution policy and so on. She was the Jury for Content 360 at MIPTV 2009, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (GZ DOC) 2009 and Shanghai TV Festival (2010). Now she moves to the Seoul National University of Technology and Science (SeoulTech) to teach digital content and broadcasting industry policy and works as a part time media consultant.