Baculinao to speak on media in China

News & Features Jun 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm


Eric Baculinao, Beijing Bureau Chief of NBC News, will speak at a forum in Toronto on “China and the Media in China.”

He was the Chairman of the UP Student Council in 1970. He’s a member of the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity.

Baculinao was a law student when he, together with other student leaders, went to China for a two-week visit in 1971. Due to the political turmoil in the Philippines, and to avoid arrest by the Marcos military, his group postponed their return. His stay turned into a long exile until Marcos’s overthrow in 1986. Eric has lived in China with his family for more than four decades. He turned into a full-time journalist and now has served as NBC Beijing Bureau Chief for more than two decades, winning an Emmy award for television coverage of the Tiananmen massacre of 1989. He has also become a regular speaker on China in various academic and journalists’ circles in many countries.

See backgrounder on Baculinao in a Philippine Reporter story published last year:

Here are the details:

The Philippine Press Club of Ontario

invites you to a forum with

NBC News Beijing Bureau Chief

as he speaks on


6:00 P.M.
Friday, June 7, 2013

Friendship Room
St. Luke’s United Church
353 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
(Southeast corner of Sherbourne St. and Carlton St.)

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, June 5, to