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Yoon takes oath, offers to revive North Korea economy with ‘audacious plan’

Yoon takes oath, offers to revive North Korea economy with ‘audacious plan’

SEOUL: South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol took the oath of office Tuesday, vowing to rebuild the nation on the foundation of a liberal democracy and market economy and offering to revive North Korea’s economy with an “audacious plan” should it take steps to denuclearize. Yoon made the remarks in his inauguration address at the National […]

For some AJA members, it is not Eid without gatherings, maamoul or Beshbarmak

For some AJA members, it is not Eid without gatherings, maamoul or Beshbarmak

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Ais Journalists Association CAIRO: The last days of April and the first days of May were very special for the members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA), the umbrella for journalists across Asia and well beyond it. On April 25-26, members participated in the annual World Journalists Conference (WJC2022) organized by […]

In Bishkek, Eid prayers eclipse former icons

In Bishkek, Eid prayers eclipse former icons

BISHKEK: The irony of the situation was remarkably striking. Thousands of spiritually devoted worshippers were performing the Eid prayers in Bishkek while the towering statue of Lenin with his concrete coat-tails aloft behind him, failed to dampen their enthusiasm. A few meters away at the north edge of Oak Park in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, […]

Seoul seeking a place among World’s five top tourism cities

Seoul seeking a place among World’s five top tourism cities

SEOUL: As I was walking across the majestic Incheon Airport in Seoul, impressed with its imposing structure, my mind raced to a paragraph I read in Bill Clinton’s book My life. “In Seoul, Hillary and I were the guests of President Kim Yong-Sam in the official guest residence, which had an indoor swimming pool. When […]

Two days inside the World Journalists Conference

Two days inside the World Journalists Conference

On Monday April 26, scores of journalists from 34 countries convened for an international conference launched in Seoul but followed online across the globe. The World Journalists Conference, on its 10th anniversary, tackled two themes over two days. On the first day, Korea’s Prime Minister Boo-kyum Kim called for a new history for journalism and […]

GCS International to deliver development funds for Ukraine Taekwondo Federation

GCS International to deliver development funds for Ukraine Taekwondo Federation

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President SEOUL: GCS International will deliver taekwondo equipment and/or funds for the war-ridden Ukraine Taekwondo Federation. In this regard, Kim Sang-jin, vice president of the GCS Global Peace Corps under the auspices of GCS International, handed over a taekwondo development fund board to GCS International President Dr. Chungwon […]

A society changed by journalists or a journalism changed by society?

A society changed by journalists or a journalism changed by society?

By Bilal Bassal Text of the speech delivered by Bilal Bassal at the World Journalists Conference (WJC 2022) The press was and still plays an essential role in directing the general thought of the people, whether at the local, regional, or global levels. But is its role still as crucial as before the advent of […]

To be an engaging platform for journalists from all around the world

To be an engaging platform for journalists from all around the world

Speech by Ki Yon Kil, President & CEO of the Seoul Tourism Organization, at the World Journalists COnference (WJC2022):  “Good afternoon. I’m Ki Yon Kil, the President & CEO of the Seoul Tourism Organization. I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations of the “10th World Journalists Conference.” The World Journalists Conference not only promotes Korea […]

Time to restore trust in journalism

Time to restore trust in journalism

The speech delivered by Kim Dong Hoon, President of the Journalists Association of Korea at the World Journalists Conference (WJC2022):  “Welcome to the World Journalists Conference 2022. I am Kim Dong Hoon President of the Journalists Association of Korea. It is a great pleasure to greet you all in a healthy disposition albeit online, due to […]

The Great Transformation of Civilization, the Role of Journalism

The Great Transformation of Civilization, the Role of Journalism

The speech delivered by Boo-kyum Kim, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Boo-kyum Kim at the opening of the World Journalists Conference (WJC2022): “Honorable journalists at home and abroad, Welcome to the World Journalists Conference. I’m Kim Boo-kyum, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea. This year marks the 10th anniversary of holding the […]

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