The proliferation of media, including the ease and economy with which one can “publish” on the internet, poses a new threat to the free press by making it even more difficult to search out the truth. It is this new challenge that the Free Press Foundation seeks to help meet.
Sol W. Sanders is an Asian specialist with more than 25 years in the region, and a former correspondent for Business Week, U.S. News & World Report and United Press International.
He headed the Mass Communications Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was deputy chief of mission of the World Bank (IBRD) in Tokyo. He is the author of several books including A Sense of Asia, (Scribner’s, 1969), a political memoir of 20 years as a foreign correspondent in Asia; Honda: The Man and His Machines, (Little, Brown, 1975), a biography of the Japanese inventor and industrialist and Mitsubish Electric: The Challenge of Globalization, [Penguin, 1996].
He has written most recently for The Washington Times and WorldTribune.com.