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World Journalists’ Conference 2021 in South Korea: Coming together with global concerns and common interests

World Journalists’ Conference 2021 in South Korea: Coming together with global concerns and common interests

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida Port of Kiel, Germany: South Korea has invited the world from April 18 to April 20 to discuss common concerns. The conference is being held on behalf of the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK), the Asian Journalists Association (AJA) and in close cooperation with the South Korean government. The world conference […]

The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid AJA President CAIRO: Invited by Journalists Association of Korea, and recommended by Asia Journalist Association, I have been privileged to attend World Journalists Conferences for years, as a participant, a speaker, a commentator or just a visiting guest. I could frankly say that the mega global event has been a real example […]

World Journalists Conference 2021 to focus on role of journalism in post-COVID era, global climate issues

World Journalists Conference 2021 to focus on role of journalism in post-COVID era, global climate issues

SEOUL: Around 60 journalists from 50 countries will team up to discuss the role of journalism in the post-COVID era and in global climate issues. The two themes will be taken up at the World Journalists Conference 2021 hosted online by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) on April 18-20. The annual media event has […]

Singapore: Defamation award raises fears over Facebook postings

Singapore: Defamation award raises fears over Facebook postings

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A punitive damages award totalling S$133,000 granted to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong against a blogger in a High Court defamation verdict is being seen as holding serious implications for Singaporeans sharing posts on social media platforms, prompting a crowdfunding campaign by some 2,000 members […]

Vietnam to have locally-made COVID-19 vaccine in August

Vietnam to have locally-made COVID-19 vaccine in August

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper   HANOI: A Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be officially available this August, according to a local medical official. Major-General Nguyen Xuan Kien, head of the Military Medical Department, told a press conference in Hanoi on April 9 that besides the COVID-19 […]

Congress of African Journalists Conference to focus on role of journalists in finding lasting solutions

Congress of African Journalists Conference to focus on role of journalists in finding lasting solutions

ABUJA: A three-day conference with the theme “Africa and Security Challenges; the role of journalists in finding lasting solutions” will serve as an interface between stakeholders to map a path of progress for Africa and its future, organizers have said. The Congress of African Journalists Conference (CAJC2021), to be held in Lagos State Nigeria on […]

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

SEOUL: South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung won an award at the U.S. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her supporting role in the drama film “Minari.” At the televised ceremony of the 2021 SAG Awards on Sunday (U.S. time), Youn was named the winner of Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, […]

Coronavirus restrictions on land? No problem, we barbecue on a boat!

Coronavirus restrictions on land? No problem, we barbecue on a boat!

ADANA: Strict coronavirus measures prohibiting barbecues in picnic areas have not hindered three friends in Turkey from moving their plans to the sea. The three men turned the small boat during their cruise on the Seyhan Dam Lake in the southern Mediterranean province of Adana, to a barbecue site. Hurriyet Daily News reported that the […]

Experience is the teacher of all things

Experience is the teacher of all things

SEOUL: “Ut est rerum omnium magister usus”, the famous words reportedly uttered by Julius Caesar hundreds of years ago, remain one of the most inspirational quotes in history. “Experience is the teacher of all things” or more generally “experience is the best teacher” has sounded very true and has demonstrated that the best way to learn […]

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates will be making COVID-19 vaccine in the country in a historic move in the global fight against the pandemic. The vaccine, called Hayat-Vax [Hayat means life in Arabic], is the first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine in the region that will be manufactured by a newly created joint venture between Sinopharm […]

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