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Igor Mikhailovich: Humanity doesn’t need revolutions; humanity needs evolution

Igor Mikhailovich: Humanity doesn’t need revolutions; humanity needs evolution

By: Ashraf Aboul-Yazid KAZAN: Last week in Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan, Russia, I was interviewed by ALLATRA International Public Movement TV, to know that this movement is a global project to build the Creative Society. Here, I will introduce the foundations and stages for building this Creative Society, and the need to catch it […]

Farkhat Sharipov’s “18 kilohertz” wins Grand Prix at XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival

Farkhat Sharipov’s “18 kilohertz” wins Grand Prix at XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival

  KAZAN: The Grand Prix of the XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival was awarded to “18 kilohertz” (Kazakhstan), the film directed by Farhat Sharipov. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the film forum in the capital city of Tatarstan. The hosts of the celebration were the actress, honoured artist of the […]

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

KAZAN: For the first time in its 17- year history, Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opening ceremony was organized at the Kazan Town Hall. It traditionally started with guests and participants walking on the red carpet. The host of the ceremony was Russian theater and cinema actress, TV presenter and singer Tatiana Abramova and the […]

Funding-surge for blogger in Singapore PM’s defamation case

Funding-surge for blogger in Singapore PM’s defamation case

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Critics have decried the outcome of a defamation case in which a political blogger has been found to have impugned the reputation and integrity of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an article. Mr Terry Xu, chief editor of The Online Citizen (TOC), has […]

As it happened: AJA member launches book detailing Cambodia’s fight against COVID-1

As it happened: AJA member launches book detailing Cambodia’s fight against COVID-1

PHNOM PENH: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) member Chhay Sophal has authored a book that documents Cambodia’s endeavors and strategic measures to confront COVID-19, including the acquisition of vaccines to ensure the people’s safety and wellbeing. The book, formally launched on August 28, features six chapters and comprises nearly 900 pages, local daily Phnom Penh Post […]

Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

SEOUL: Keen on properly understanding and assessing the latest development in Afghanistan and their repercussions, the Zoom meeting of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) was devoted to Afghanistan. The journalists coming from 10 countries discussed the situation from different angles with a multitude of views to share and explore, “just like those who paint landscapes set up […]

Korean beach in Samcheok achieves fame thanks to BTS’ photo shoot

Korean beach in Samcheok achieves fame thanks to BTS’ photo shoot

SAMCHEOK: A scenic beach in South Korea’s eastern coastal city of Samcheok has seen an influx of visitors thanks to its growing popularity as the location for K-pop superstar BTS’ photo shoot for its megahit single “Butter.” The city government of Samcheok, about 290 kilometers east of Seoul, saw its otherwise serene beaches emerge as […]

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

By Neelima Mathur India-based Executive Producer-Researcher-Writer, Mentor & Trainer Director of Lakeside Doc Festival NEW DELHI: It’s amazing how we talk of Climate Change like a new phenomenon. Floods, droughts, cyclones, melting glaciers have been staring in our face for decades. We also tend to equate global warming as climate change. Whereas, in fact, global warming […]

17th Kazan International Film Festival jury members announced

17th Kazan International Film Festival jury members announced

KAZAN: The final composition of the jury of the XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, which will be held in the capital of Tatarstan from 5 to 10 September, has become known. Films will be judged by filmmakers from 10 countries of the world – from Sweden to India. Elchin Musaoglu, an Azerbaijani film director, […]

Reincarnated Straits Times unlikely to see government grip easing

Reincarnated Straits Times unlikely to see government grip easing

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A government-backed rescue exercise was mounted recently to save Singapore’s flagship English newspaper, The Straits Times, from possible demise as it found itself unable to reverse advertising revenue losses and a decline in readership subscription. And fortuitously, it took the unseen hand of the year-and –a- […]

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