Home » Archives by category » All » News » History

Pakistan: Uncertain Past, Uncertain Future

Pakistan: Uncertain Past, Uncertain Future

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: “Pakistan is passing through critical times’ and we have to take tough decisions to steer the country out of crisis” – this is what almost all the successive civil and military rulers used to say after coming into power, for over seven decades since creation of new Muslim […]

Flak and some praise for Singapore Press Club’s Hall of Fame

Flak and some praise for Singapore Press Club’s Hall of Fame

By Ivan Lim, Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: An initiative by the Singapore Press Club in setting up a Hall of Fame for media personalities has received some praise, but the flak it drew was unhesitating because of its noticeably exclusive approach in choosing candidates. Fifty people made the inaugural list, drawn from […]

The Burana Tower: A fascinating history of grandeur in Kyrgyzstan

The Burana Tower: A fascinating history of grandeur in Kyrgyzstan

By Habib Toumi BISHKEK: In the interpretation of dreams, climbing spiral stairs is a sign that you are on the right path to spiritual growth and that good things that are coming your way. That hopeful interpretation may be great, but right now I am in a dark place, trying to climb incredibly steep stairs […]

Once upon a time in Aceh – Notes on the release of hostages

Once upon a time in Aceh – Notes on the release of hostages

By Eddy Suprapto, Chairman Alliance of independent journalists 2003-2005 Editor in  Chief RCTI 2014-2016  JAKARTA: Post-reform, there are a number of things in the political field that deserve an important note. Some of them were about the removal of Abdurrahman Wahid by the House of Representatives. (DPR) who was later replaced by his deputy, Megawati […]

Midnight Parliamentary Revolt in Pakistan: Imran Khan ousted from Premiership

Midnight Parliamentary Revolt in Pakistan: Imran Khan ousted from Premiership

During the history making session (Twitter) By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative  Islamabad: Imran Khan was ousted from premiership of Pakistan through a ‘Midnight Parliamentary Revolt’ – the no-confidence motion tabled in the National Assembly at the night between Saturday and Sunday. The assembly session was presided over by Mr. Ayaz Sadiq, a member of […]

Upshot of the July 11, 2020 General Election in Singapore

Upshot of the July 11, 2020 General Election in Singapore

By Ivan Lim, Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: In 2020, politics in Singapore threw up some surprises. Despite misgivings, the government went ahead, in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, to hold a general election in which conventional door-to-door campaigning and open-air party rallies had to be replaced by TV broadcasts and online debates […]

World Journalists Conference: A history of excellence in communication, deep analyses

World Journalists Conference: A history of excellence in communication, deep analyses

SEOUL: The tenth World Journalists Conference (WJC) will be held in April amid high anticipation of speeches and presentations that will continue a now well-established tradition of addressing pertinent issues and thinking collectively of solutions and options. World Journalists Conference (WJC 2022) will discuss o the status of fact checking by global journalism and media self-regulatory […]

Human rights for all people at all times, even during wars

Human rights for all people at all times, even during wars

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: Citation-I: “The many receiving countries are doing their best to receive and take in the war refugees without any narrow ethnic or religious leanings – Title of the article: Standing together during the arduous challenges of war, written by Hassan Humeida” Citation-II: “Here, only the person who urgently needs […]

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, […]

An existential issue, says Singapore dubbing foul invasion of Ukraine

An existential issue, says Singapore dubbing foul invasion of Ukraine

By Ivan Lim, Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Singapore has stood out among its Asean partners to boldly call out Russia for its invasion of its next-door neighbour Ukraine on Feb 24 that has shaken up the world. The city-state has followed up its condemnation of Moscow with economic sanctions and restrictions that […]

Page 1 of 18123Next ›Last »

Search in Site