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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 […]

Standing together during the arduous challenges of war

Standing together during the arduous challenges of war

Merciless onslaughts and formidable challenges fail to wipe off the hope in this young refugee’s eyes (World Vision) By Dr. Hassan Humeida Kiel, Germany: It is war and its machine does not stop and goes on. Many people are currently on the run. Civilians who have been forced to leave their safe homes, villages or towns. Women […]

Ukraine will blossom again

Ukraine will blossom again

Scene from the 2014 revolution in Ukraine (Photo: Alireza Bahrami) By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: These days, as Ukraine has been at the headlines of world news after the Russian invasion, I am thinking of a trip I made to this country a few years ago. I am sure that Ukraine will regain its peace and beauty […]

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: 2021 has started in Kyrgyzstan with elections and ended with elections. In general, 2021 was rich in elections and political events. The country continued to fight with novel coronavirus and at last the economic activity started to be restored. The early presidential elections and a referendum The early presidential elections were […]

Iran and Afghanistan: So far, so close

Iran and Afghanistan: So far, so close

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: The relationship between Iran and Afghanistan has historically been a series of contradictions and similarities. During the Persian Empire, in the distant years, Afghanistan and Tajikistan were also part of Greater Persia. In modern political geography, Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan are the three countries where the majority of people speak Persian. […]

Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the United States, China and North Korea agree in principle on declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and Seoul will push to make it happen. Moon was speaking at a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison after bilateral summit talks in Canberra. […]

Egypt 2021: The Mummies are back!

Egypt 2021: The Mummies are back!

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid AJA President CAIRO: Two great events marked 2021 in Egypt, followed by hundreds of millions around the world. Thanks to ancient Egyptians, both events were not related to wars and terrorism, as was usually expected in this hot Middle East region for the last decade. The first event started with the royals […]

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