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AJA holds first Zoom meeting

AJA holds first Zoom meeting

SEOUL: Asian Journalists Association (AJA) held on July 9 its first Zoom meeting since COVID-19 caused it to put all in person meetings on hold. Due to travel bans across the globe, the association members have been using emails and messages on media platforms to continue their communication. A general assembly and an annual forum […]

Singapore opposition sees ‘Wipe-Out’ threat by PAP

Singapore opposition sees ‘Wipe-Out’ threat by PAP

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Temporarily side-tracked by a 10 million population debate, the ruling PAP has refocused its campaign on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its S$100 billion budgets to help Singaporeans cope with business and employment problems. Party leaders from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, downwards […]

First Black K-pop singer Reid writing ‘against-all-odds’ memoir on idol life

First Black K-pop singer Reid writing ‘against-all-odds’ memoir on idol life

SEOUL: From BLACKPINK and NCT 127 to GOT7, the K-pop industry as of late has seen a noticeable boost in diversity in respect to members’ nationalities and racial backgrounds. But still, the ethnic and regional makeup of international K-pop talents today is largely oriented towards East and Southeast Asia. All things considered, it wouldn’t be […]

Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Kazakhstan’s First President Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after his latest coronavirus test returned positive. “Unfortunately, Elbasy’s latest test for the coronavirus infection has returned positive. There is no reasons to panic. Nursultan Nazarbayev will continue to carry out his duties remotely while in isolation,” the press service statement said, national news agency Kazinform […]

Even amid virus fears, Koreans choose to dine together, separately

Even amid virus fears, Koreans choose to dine together, separately

SEOUL: After Yi Si-woo got off work last Friday, he hurried home to start preparing for a company dinner, cooking seafood risotto with fresh salad on the side. An hour later, the 24-year-old was joined by a dozen others in his studio with barely enough space for a smaller group, but none had to stand, […]

The symbol of Democrats’ resistance and the controversies

The symbol of Democrats’ resistance and the controversies

By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter at The Asia N SEOUL: On Monday, June 8, a few dozen Congressional Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, tried to honor George Floyd’s memory by kneeling in the Capitol’s Emancipation Hall for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; they were all wearing kente […]

BTS fans raise $1 million in Black Lives Matter donations

BTS fans raise $1 million in Black Lives Matter donations

SEOUL: International fans of K-pop giants BTS have raised over $1 million in donations for the Black Lives Matter cause in the United States, matching the amount donated earlier by their idols toward the human rights movement, according to a fan charity project Monday. One In An ARMY, an organization of BTS fans involved in […]

Singapore eyes July or September to hold general elections

Singapore eyes July or September to hold general elections

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: General elections as early as in July, or latest in September. This is what Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) appears to have set its mind on as it sees the Covid pandemic outbreak in the Republic as stabilising, with restrictions on movement of people and […]

Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Berik Uali, the spokesman for the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is undergoing treatment at a local hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. Uali broke the news in a post on his Facebook page, but insisted that the president’s health was not at risk. “Now I am in the hospital, under medical supervision. […]

AJA mourns veteran reporter, producer and director Pramod Mathur

AJA mourns veteran reporter, producer and director Pramod Mathur

SEOUL: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) has mourned the passing away of Pramod Mathur, a towering media figure who devoted over 50 years to producing and directing news, news features and documentary films on social and cultural issues for national and International broadcasters. After undergoing a post-graduate course in journalism, Pramod Mathur started his career with […]

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