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The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass

By Pooneh Nedai, Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine – Iran Just a little spark In the neighbor galaxy It was me Who lost my way to the milky way And found my wings on the earth Dusty, bloody and thorn   I am not aware of the location This body takes the weight of […]

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 […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid conferred the Esteemed Patron of the Arts Award by PAWA

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid conferred the Esteemed Patron of the Arts Award by PAWA

IBADAN: Egyptian poet, novelist and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, has been conferred the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) its golden medal of Esteemed Patron of the Arts Award, during the Award Ceremony Night that concluded the African Literature Conference 2022 in Ibadan University, Nigeria (23-26 June 2022). The medal has prominent engraved portraits of Naguib Mahfouz, […]

Enhancing the use of social media as an early warning system

Enhancing the use of social media as an early warning system

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL: Social media should finally play an important role in society. As the name suggests, these are social and can take on important tasks as media – being in the service of a healthy society. This is another chance and a challenge as well, to give social media more responsible objectives […]

Asia Journalist Association is media sponsor of Rakoda Film Festival

Asia Journalist Association is media sponsor of Rakoda Film Festival

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Asia Journalist Association President ALEXANDRIA: An agreement was reached between the Rakoda Film Platform, Asia Journalist Association and its digital and paper publications, The AsiaN (Next News Network), and Magazine N. The association and its various publications will be the media sponsor of the Rakoda Film Festival. Veteran Korean media figure Lee […]

Kyrgyzstan among Asia’s top five in World Press Freedom Ranking 2022

Kyrgyzstan among Asia’s top five in World Press Freedom Ranking 2022

By Habib Toumi BISHKEK: The lush greenery is nothing short of spectacular, providing a soothing and refreshing sentiment. Oak Park, one of Bishkek’s oldest parks, is home to very large trees, an open-air 90-sculpture exhibition, and several important monuments. I envy the journalists, photographers and the staff working at Kabar News Agency, the official news […]

Foreign Film industry invited to Kazan Film Market in KIMFF

Foreign Film industry invited to Kazan Film Market in KIMFF

XVIII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. logo By Ashraf Aboul-Yazi President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: Kazan film market is one of the key events of the business platform of the XVIII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. Regional film market will take place in Kazan State Institute of Culture on September 8, 2022. The presentation of […]

AJA condemns killing of Palestinian journalist, calls for upholding media workers’ right to safety

AJA condemns killing of Palestinian journalist, calls for upholding media workers’ right to safety

SEOUL: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) mourns the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, reporter for Al-Jazeera news channel, who was fatally shot while covering an Israeli raid on a refugee camp in Jenin in the West Bank. Veteran journalist Shireen, 51, was shot in the face by a single bullet, despite wearing a helmet and […]

Palestinian journalist fatally shot while reporting

Palestinian journalist fatally shot while reporting

JERUSALEM:  Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian journalist was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin on Wednesday. The Palestinian health ministry said that the veteran reporter who covered conflicts for more than 25 years for Al Jazeera died shortly after she was shot. Born in […]

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 […]

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