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ADF receives ‘Taekwondo Day’ commendation from Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism

ADF receives ‘Taekwondo Day’ commendation from Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism

By Seok-Jae Kang Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association  SEOUL: The Asia Development Foundation (ADF) has received a commendation from the Korean minister of culture, sports and tourism on 2021 Taekwondo Day. The ministerial citation was given to the ADF in recognition of the federation’s years of financial support to World Taekwondo to help […]

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

KAZAN: For the first time in its 17- year history, Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opening ceremony was organized at the Kazan Town Hall. It traditionally started with guests and participants walking on the red carpet. The host of the ceremony was Russian theater and cinema actress, TV presenter and singer Tatiana Abramova and the […]

Women breaking stereotypes with falconry

Women breaking stereotypes with falconry

ABU DHABI: Women in Falconry will be a major theme of the conference “The Future of Falconry” to be hosted in the next edition of Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), the Middle East’s largest annual event dedicated to hunting, equestrian and the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage. ADIHEX, held in cooperation […]

As it happened: AJA member launches book detailing Cambodia’s fight against COVID-1

As it happened: AJA member launches book detailing Cambodia’s fight against COVID-1

PHNOM PENH: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) member Chhay Sophal has authored a book that documents Cambodia’s endeavors and strategic measures to confront COVID-19, including the acquisition of vaccines to ensure the people’s safety and wellbeing. The book, formally launched on August 28, features six chapters and comprises nearly 900 pages, local daily Phnom Penh Post […]

Seoul Institute of the Arts Internationalization, Contains the Changes of the Times

Seoul Institute of the Arts Internationalization, Contains the Changes of the Times

Seoul Institute of the Arts, the birthplace of Hallyu, recruits international students Selected as the only government-funded university among art colleges in Korea Vitalization of contactless international exchange through on CultureHub Special admission process for international students: Fully online from application submission to practical exam Seoul Institute of the Arts (President Nam-sik Lee) is recruiting […]

Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

SEOUL: Keen on properly understanding and assessing the latest development in Afghanistan and their repercussions, the Zoom meeting of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) was devoted to Afghanistan. The journalists coming from 10 countries discussed the situation from different angles with a multitude of views to share and explore, “just like those who paint landscapes set up […]

Afghan baby girl born at 10,000 meters in Turkish evacuation flight

Afghan baby girl born at 10,000 meters in Turkish evacuation flight

  ISTANBUL: An Afghan woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl with assistance from the cabin crew in the middle of an evacuation flight to Britain operated by Turkish Airlines. After leaving her stopover in Dubai, Soman Noori, 26, started having contractions and told the cabin crew about her labor pains. The crew asked […]

Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

JINCHEON: Hundreds of Afghan civilians who evacuated to South Korea seeking refuge from the Taliban in their homeland arrived at their temporary shelter in the country’s central region Friday, where they are expected to stay for about eight weeks. The group of 377 Afghans, including 180 children and infants, which landed at Incheon International Airport, […]

Statement by Asia Journalist Association on Press Arbitration Act

Statement by Asia Journalist Association on Press Arbitration Act

  Seoul, Aug. 23: Asia Journalist Association (AJA) defines the revision of the Press Arbitration Act, which is being discussed in Korea, as a serious violation of freedom of speech, and will launch a practical solidarity to protect freedom of speech. In our democratic country, the Republic of Korea, press freedom is the most valuable […]

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

KUALA LUMPER: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today resigned after 17 months as the country’s eighth Prime Minister. Also resigned were 29 members of his Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet, Malaysian news agency BERNAMA reported. “It is obvious that I have lost the majority support. So, there is no longer a need to ascertain my legitimacy […]

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