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Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

By Habib Toumi    BAHRAIN: When COVID-19 struck mercilessly, the world failed to respond promptly and decisively, except for a few countries. The lack of preparedness compounded by stubbornness to view COVID-19 as a deadly virus that would not go away quickly were among the reasons that led to catastrophic results across the globe. In […]

AJA lauds WJC 2020 for opportunities to discuss global issues 

AJA lauds WJC 2020 for opportunities to discuss global issues 

By Habib Toumi SEOUL: Asian Journalists Association (AJA) members have heaped praise on the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) for the success of the World Journalists Conference 2020 (WJC 2020) despite the heavy travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The three-day conference was held in the Korean capital Seoul and was attended by several […]

Need to take viral situations much more seriously in the future

Need to take viral situations much more seriously in the future

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida University of Kiel, Germany Associate Member of AJA BERLIN: The World Journalists’ Conference for 2020 took place on September 14-16 2020 in the press center in Seoul, South Korea. Around 85 journalists from 53 countries took part in this conference. During the three-day event, the participants discussed fake news in […]

Fake News & the Future of Journalism: Al Jazeera Channel – a case study

Fake News & the Future of Journalism:  Al Jazeera Channel – a case study

  Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Dali, Egypt President, Asia Journalists Association President, The Silk Road Literature Series CAIRO: This year’s World Journalists Conference (WJC 2020), held online due to travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, was a good opportunity to highlight how fake news not only meant posting, publishing or broadcasting fake news, misinformation and disinformation, but also […]

85 journalists from 53 countries  exchange views on global issues at WJC 2020

85 journalists from 53 countries  exchange views on global issues at WJC 2020

By Alireza Bahrami Head of Arts and Culture, ISNA, Iran AsiaN Contributor TEHRAN: The 8th Annual World Conference of Journalists (WJC 2020) in South Korea was held online this year due to travel restrictions due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The three-day conference (September 14-16) had three main topics that were covered in three days […]

Journalism’s dilemma in the Digital Age

Journalism’s dilemma in the Digital Age

By Eddy Suprapto Contributor AsiaN JAKARTA: The world is moving rapidly leaving time and technology included in the world of media. Since the discovery of printing press in 1450 by Johanner Genfleish zur Laden zum Gutenberg, the printing world has been coloring the media. The Gutenberg press has become a mainstay of media worldwide. Technology […]

The option of peace must always precede the option of war

The option of peace must always precede the option of war

By Bilal Bassal Artist, journalist Beirut: Growing up in Lebanon and watching news coverage across the world on television, I have come to the deep belief that the option of peace must always precede the option of war. I stressed this conclusion as I addressed the World Journalists Conference (WJC) 2020 held in Seoul, the […]

Covid-19 success stories shared at World Journalists Conference

Covid-19 success stories shared at World Journalists Conference

By Lan Cu dtinews.vn HANOI:  Many success stories in the fight against coronavirus were shared on the second day of the World Journalists Conference 2020 held on September 14-16. While many areas in the world are still struggling to curb the virus spread which resulted in the three-day conference being held online for the first […]

Fake news and the future of journalism: The case of Lebanon

Fake news and the future of journalism: The case of Lebanon

By Ghena Halik Laha Magazine & Asia N – Lebanon BEIRUT: Participating in the World Journalists Conference (WJC) 2020 was an opportunity to listen to reports by senior South Korean officials and seasoned journalists about three themes – Fake news and the future of journalism, global responses to COVID-19 and the 70th anniversary of the Korean War […]

WJC2020 discusses peace, conflicts in Korean Peninsula

WJC2020 discusses peace, conflicts in Korean Peninsula

By Chhay Sophal Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia: The World Journalists Conference 2020 on Wednesday actively debated on peace and possible war in the Korean Peninsula due to chronic conflicts between North Korea and the United States. The online conference conducted by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) brought about 100 senior journalists, media experts and […]

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