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[1000th Wednesday] Chung Bong-ju

[1000th Wednesday] Chung Bong-ju

  Chung Bong-ju, a former MP who gained the increasing popularity with the radio talk show “Naneun Ggomsuda” which can be translated as “I’m a man of tricks” attended the rally. <Photograph: Kris Min>

[1000th Wednesday] Lee Jung-hee

[1000th Wednesday] Lee Jung-hee

  Lee Jung-hee, the leader of the United Progressive Party delivering her speech at the rally. <Photograph: Kris Min>

Vivid Reminder of Violence Against Women

Vivid Reminder of Violence Against Women

  The shoe memorial in Vancouver, Canada reminds the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women(December 6). Hundreds of shoes are collected to represent those women who have been killed or are missing. <Xinhua=AsiaN>

Bush and Blair guilty of ‘Crimes against Peace’

Bush and Blair guilty of ‘Crimes against Peace’

The former US President George W. Bush and the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair found guilty of ‘Crimes against Peace’ on 22 by a moot court in Malaysia.     The former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad set up the court in Kuala Lumpur in 2007 strongly criticizing the Iraq war led by […]

AJA, Welcomes the Resigning Yemeni President

Asia Journalist Association(AJA) welcomes the resigning Yemeni president Asia Journalist Association (President Ivan Lim) announced a statement to welcome the resignation of the Yemeni President after 33 years in power. The Association said, “We expect the flames of democratization first started in Tunisia and then moved to Egypt, Libya and even Yemen will only grow […]

Ela Bhatt Selected for 2011 Indira Gandhi Prize

 Well-known social activist Ela Bhatt has been selected for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011 for her lifetime achievements in empowering women through grassroots entrepreneurship.     She was selected for the award constituted by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust by an international jury headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Announcing the award, Trust Secretary […]

Portrait of Liu Shaoqi in Beijing

Portrait of Liu Shaoqi in Beijing

  Liu Shaoqi, China’s head of state who died on 12 November 1969 in the middle of the Cultural Revolution(right). Portraits of Mao Zedong(centre) and Zhou Enlai(left) seen through the shop window at the Wangfujing Street. <Lee Ha-ryoung/The AsiaN aja_smile@asia-n.asia> The portrait of Chinese Communist Party’s Liu Shaoqi (1989~1969), China’s former head of state who […]

AsiaN goes with ‘straight red pine tree’ spirit

AsiaN goes with ‘straight red pine tree’ spirit

Dear Reader, Here is a baby red pine tree that totally looks the part of a pine forest. Kim In-Seok, staff writer of the Seoul Newspaper and also a member of the Asia Journalist Association Steering Committee got some seeds at ‘The Pine Tree Planting Campaign’ conducted by Munhwailbo in last April. He raised it […]

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