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Killing for a drug-free nation?

Killing for a drug-free nation?

“I have been demonized”—the words of President Duterte on 25 October on the international accusation that his “War on Drugs” is a grave human rights violation. He continued in his statement, “I will assure you upon my oath as a lawyer and before God that some are true, some are not. And the extrajudicial tag […]

Asian Startups and the Platform Business Model

Asian Startups and the Platform Business Model

2017 has seen some amazing new Asian startups rising in the technology and business sector that have taken full use of digital advancements without losing the human touch in the process. Such companies have in common a unique networking platform for linking information and people, suggesting that the modern business model revolves around the connection […]

Aspiring to be the national painter

Aspiring to be the national painter

Recently on Whatsapp, which Asia Journalist Association’s (AJA) main medium for communication, the artwork of an Indonesian artist has been a hot topic of discussion amongst local reporters. He is Yos Suprapto, aged 65, and from Indonesia, who just opened an exhibition to display his paintings. Bilal Bassal, a renowned artist/web designer from Lebanon who […]

Mom’s zucchini and bean paste soup

Mom’s zucchini and bean paste soup

Original Publication Date: 2008 Publishing house: Changbi Published in English: 2011, Alfred A. Knopf   “It’s been one week since Mom went missing,” and two daughters, two sons, and a bereaved father are left to pick up the pieces to an unexpected mystery of the woman they had all needed so much but taken for […]

Understanding the Plight of the Rohingya

Understanding the Plight of the Rohingya

“We have to take care of our citizens, we have to take care of everybody who is in our country, whether or not they are our citizens”: the words of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on September 7, 2017, in the wake of more than 18,000 Rohingya fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh in just […]

Malaysia’s 60th Independence Day: challenges to sustain peace, economic progress, and political stability

Malaysia’s 60th Independence Day: challenges to sustain peace, economic progress, and political stability

KUALA LUMPUR – Today, the Malaysians are celebrating their 60th Independence Day. For everybody here, independence means we are far away from imperialism, terrorism, dictatorship. It means the peacefulness that we are enjoying right now. The secret of our peacefulness is the strong unity and high tolerance amongst the people of different races, religions and […]

2017 AJA Global Leaders Forum Indonesia to be held August 23rd-27th for “Better Network, More Opportunity”

2017 AJA Global Leaders Forum Indonesia to be held August 23rd-27th for “Better Network, More Opportunity”

This coming August 23rd to 27th, Asia Journalist Association, with the sponsorship of the Indonesian government, will host the “2017 AJA Global Leaders Forum” in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, and the beautiful port city, Surabaya. Under the overarching motto of “Better Network, More Opportunity,” major government officials, business executives, and specialists of various fields from both […]

Goodall’s “Window of Time to Sustain Our Environment”

Goodall’s “Window of Time to Sustain Our Environment”

Yesterday, at Seoul Yeouido National Assembly Conference Center, Jane Goodall and her pupil and friend, Choi Jae-chun held a special eco-talk in front of 530 members of the audience that came by joint invitation of the Asia Journalist Association (AJA) and Jeon Hye-sook (National Assembly member). Throughout the program, Goodall and Choi strongly urged everyone […]

“Never Let Me Go” and the Search for Humanity

“Never Let Me Go” and the Search for Humanity

In 1990s Britain, three friends: Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy attend the quaint boarding school, Hailsham. Their lives are eerily normal, with students picking fun at each other across the hallways and anatomy classes during the day. But a few pages in, it is easy to see that all is anything but normal. These students have […]

Z-Works Health-Monitoring Platform: Keeping Loved Ones Close

Z-Works Health-Monitoring Platform: Keeping Loved Ones Close

By Eui-mi Seo The “Baby-boomers” have become older, leaving younger generations with an ever-growing aging population. But with a full-time job and children to rear, it’s easy to forget our parents who are also in need of care. It would be great if we had multiple bodies to take care of loved ones, but who […]

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