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African World Poetry Movement coordinators: Our Earth, Our Responsibility

African World Poetry Movement coordinators: Our Earth, Our Responsibility

  By The AsiaN Editor CAIRO: An online meeting was attended by six African national coordinators of World Poetry Movement drew a plan map for the movement in the continent. The meeting, on March 10, had an agenda to give an induction of the coordinators on the work and programs of WPM. The introduction was […]

When a woman feels good, the Universe smiles – Kyrgyzstan President

When a woman feels good, the Universe smiles – Kyrgyzstan President

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Zhaparov has congratulated the women of his country on International Women’s Day, stressing that the special day came with the first breath of a gentle spring breeze. “On the fragile shoulders of a woman, not only home comfort and family well-beinga re kept, but also peace on earth, tranquility and creation. […]

One hundred years after his death, Russian Poet Nikolai Gumilev resumes his travels

One hundred years after his death, Russian Poet Nikolai Gumilev resumes his travels

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Ashraf Dali) Asia Journalist Association President CAIRO: Nikolai Gumilev (April 15, 1886 – August 26, 1921) was an influential Russian poet, literary critic, traveler, and military officer. He was a cofounder of the Acheist Movement in Russian poetry. He was the husband of the well-known Russian poetess and the father of researcher, […]

Contact-free smart libraries rise in pandemic era

Contact-free smart libraries rise in pandemic era

By YONHAP News Agency SEOUL: On her way home from work, Lim Kyung-nan, a mother of two living in Anyang, occasionally borrows books from a smart library, an unmanned book-rental machine, usually installed at subway stations. “I usually can’t go to community libraries since I leave my work in the late evening,” Lim said. “Besides, the […]

Pan African Writers Association announces poetry laureates

Pan African Writers Association announces poetry laureates

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalist Association ACCRA, GHANA: The Lilt of The Rebel, a collection of poems by Obari Gomba, a professor of English at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has won the 2022 Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) poetry prize. The Lilt Of The Rebel was announced as the winner in a […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid: My novels are the cherished daughters of my travel literature

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid: My novels are the cherished daughters of my travel literature

CAIRO: Ashraf Aboul-Yazid combines being a novelist, a poet, a journalist, a travel writer and an author of children’s literature with distinction in all these fields. He has worked in cultural journalism for more than three decades. He was chosen as the Cultural Personality of the Year in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation in […]

Ecological Transformation and ESG

Ecological Transformation and ESG

By Choe Jae-chun, CEO, Biodiversity Foundation SEOUL: Let’s connect the keyword of ecological transformation to ESG. Together with Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom, I am serving as the co-chair of the Corona 19 Daily Recovery Support Committee. Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom is representing the government, and I am representing the private sector. Because I care more […]

Polarization of space and reconstruction of offline space for a sustainable society

Polarization of space and reconstruction of offline space for a sustainable society

By Hyunjoon Yoo Professor, College of Architecture and Urbanism, Hongik University SEOUL: Today’s talk is about how to make a more sustainable society by changing the spatial structure. The polarization of space is emerging as a new social issue. Because space is limited, prices are bound to go up. In particular, if you look at […]

Climate action, carbon neutral initiatives no longer an option but a must, Ban Ki-moon warns

Climate action, carbon neutral initiatives no longer an option but a must, Ban Ki-moon warns

SEOUL: Climate action and carbon neutral initiatives “are no longer an option but a must” for the world to ensure sustainable living, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. “It is not a matter of choice, as it has become a must for future survival,” Ban-Ki moon said in his keynote speech focusing on […]

Korea’s first Culture Minister Lee O-young who made Koreans fall deeper in love with their culture dies at 89

Korea’s first Culture Minister Lee O-young who made Koreans fall deeper in love with their culture dies at 89

SEOUL: Former Culture Minister Lee O-young, one of South Korea’s most revered literary critics and novelists, died of cancer Saturday at the age of 89. Lee, born in 1933 in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, served as the country’s first cultural minister in 1990-1991 under the Roh Tae-woo administration, Yonhap news agency reported. With his various […]

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