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Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

GYEONGGI-DO: Gyeonggi-do, the province surrounding South Korea’s capital, Seoul, provides opportunities and possibilities of a better life for Koreans and for everybody else. With 13 million inhabitants, it is the most populated province of Korea and is home to more than one-fifth of the entire Korean population. The rapid increase in population is due to […]

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

By Habib Toumi    BAHRAIN: When COVID-19 struck mercilessly, the world failed to respond promptly and decisively, except for a few countries. The lack of preparedness compounded by stubbornness to view COVID-19 as a deadly virus that would not go away quickly were among the reasons that led to catastrophic results across the globe. In […]

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

SEOUL: South Korea has tested an autonomous drone food delivery service amid rising demand for non-contact services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport ministry said Saturday. In a test held in the administrative city of Sejong, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul, five drones delivered meals and other products to people at homes two to […]

AJA lauds WJC 2020 for opportunities to discuss global issues 

AJA lauds WJC 2020 for opportunities to discuss global issues 

By Habib Toumi SEOUL: Asian Journalists Association (AJA) members have heaped praise on the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) for the success of the World Journalists Conference 2020 (WJC 2020) despite the heavy travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The three-day conference was held in the Korean capital Seoul and was attended by several […]

Need to take viral situations much more seriously in the future

Need to take viral situations much more seriously in the future

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida University of Kiel, Germany Associate Member of AJA BERLIN: The World Journalists’ Conference for 2020 took place on September 14-16 2020 in the press center in Seoul, South Korea. Around 85 journalists from 53 countries took part in this conference. During the three-day event, the participants discussed fake news in […]

Fake News & the Future of Journalism: Al Jazeera Channel – a case study

Fake News & the Future of Journalism:  Al Jazeera Channel – a case study

  Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Dali, Egypt President, Asia Journalists Association President, The Silk Road Literature Series CAIRO: This year’s World Journalists Conference (WJC 2020), held online due to travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, was a good opportunity to highlight how fake news not only meant posting, publishing or broadcasting fake news, misinformation and disinformation, but also […]

Journalism’s dilemma in the Digital Age

Journalism’s dilemma in the Digital Age

By Eddy Suprapto Contributor AsiaN JAKARTA: The world is moving rapidly leaving time and technology included in the world of media. Since the discovery of printing press in 1450 by Johanner Genfleish zur Laden zum Gutenberg, the printing world has been coloring the media. The Gutenberg press has become a mainstay of media worldwide. Technology […]

Seoul’s virus-blocking bus stops highlighted at AJA meeting

Seoul’s virus-blocking bus stops highlighted at AJA meeting

SEOUL: For Peter Song, South Korea’s latest high-tech front in the battle against airborne viruses, fine dust, snow and rain is an expected step from a country that has leveraged technology successfully to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its people and residents. Korea has installed fortified bus shelters in the capital Seoul with temperature-checking […]

New tech aids Singapore leap to launch Covid-19 vaccine

New tech aids Singapore leap to launch Covid-19 vaccine

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Singapore, which clocked a low of 42 new daily infections on Wednesday, has joined in the fast-tracked global race to find a Covid-19 vaccine, starting early tests with a newer type of technology. About 100 volunteers, aged between 21 and 55, have been recruited […]

Lax management on online game services pose risks

Lax management on online game services pose risks

By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HO CHI MINH CITY: Midnight and an online gaming shop on Nguyen Cuu Dam Street in Ho Chi Minh City was still very crowded. Most of the customers were teenagers and were staring at the screens which were displaying shootings or fighting acts. The shop owner said that most […]

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