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UNESCO: 55 journalists killed in 2021; 87% of all journalist killings since 2006 still unresolved

UNESCO: 55 journalists killed in 2021; 87% of all journalist killings since 2006 still unresolved

PARIS: Fifty-five journalists and media workers were killed around the world in 2021, according to UNESCO data. “The UNESCO Observatory of Killed Journalists collected fifty-five journalist killings in 2021. Two-thirds of these took place in countries not experiencing armed conflict, showing the continued risks faced by journalists in their daily reporting to expose wrongdoing. This […]

The Year of Arabian Nights announced by the Silk Road Literature Anthology

The Year of Arabian Nights announced by the Silk Road Literature Anthology

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid CAIRO: Arabian Nights is a literary work inspired the world’s creators, whether they were poets, novelists, painters, or film, theater makers and music composers. It is a world that mixes history and legend, a space to travel between illusion and reality. Around 40 days ago, I asked world poets: “Have you read the […]

Creator of Squid Game wins Straits Times Asian Award

Creator of Squid Game wins Straits Times Asian Award

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: The creator of the Squid Game, a drama series about survival of the fittest in a capitalist eco-system, South Korean Hwang Dong-hyuk beat three other illustrious contenders to win The Straits Times Asian of the Year award. The trio are Ms Maria Ressa,58, Filipino-American co-founder and […]

[Hye-tak Seok’s Economic Talk] The metaverse is already breathing with us

[Hye-tak Seok’s Economic Talk] The metaverse is already breathing with us

Photo caption: Neil Stevenson’s 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash was the first to mention the metaverse, which has even been considered the next version of the Internet. The metaverse is coming By Hye-tak Seok SEOUL: This is a message from Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. He predicted that the next 20 years would be like science […]

Recalling an interview with Yasser Arafat on the anniversary of his death

Recalling an interview with Yasser Arafat on the anniversary of his death

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: It was around midnight when we got the much-awaited call announcing that the “Chairman” would meet us within a couple of hours at an hotel transformed into the temporary headquarters of the Palestinian authority in Tunisia. We immediately leapt into action, rushed our cameras, stands and microphones and headed towards Borj […]

Shuttered Singapore media website may hit back from overseas

Shuttered Singapore media website may hit back from overseas

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: An independent socio-political website, at the heart of a recent defamation suit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has gone offline, but it could be back in action by operating from outside Singapore. The Online Citizen (TOC) shut down on October 15 after the authorities […]

Truth to power

Truth to power

By Alin Ferrer-Garganera MANILA: Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 8, 2021. This is quite significant for many Filipinos. It is the first time the Nobel Peace Prize is directly awarded to a Filipino recipient. And the first who was able to do it was a woman! Finally, she is the only […]

A train crosses the rivers Indus, Nile and Volga

A train crosses the rivers Indus, Nile and Volga

By Rahul Aijaz KARACHI: A train leaves the station near the Indus River in Sindh province in Pakistan, goes through the Nile River in Egypt and finally arrives at the Volga in Kazan, Tatarstan in Russia. That’s the long journey we undertook starting in early 2020 to late 2021. It’s also the journey we never imagine […]

Kyrgyzstan launches process of national planning for adaptation to climate change

Kyrgyzstan launches process of national planning for adaptation to climate change

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva  BISHKEK: The Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Technical Control of the Kyrgyz Republic, together with UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic, launched the process of national climate change adaptation planning at a round table in Bishkek. Climate warming will contribute to the increase of such adverse effects as reduced water resources and drought, […]

Dr. Chungwon Choue re-elected World Taekwondo President

Dr. Chungwon Choue re-elected World Taekwondo President

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary General, Asia Journalists Association Vice President SEOUL: Dr. Chungwon Choue was reelected as World Taekwondo President for the term 2021 to 2025 by electronic vote during the virtual World Taekwondo General Assembly 2021 in Seoul, Korea on October 11, 2021. President Choue, who also serves as president of GCS […]

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