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Fifth journalist to be killed in two months in Afghanistan violence

Fifth journalist to be killed in two months in Afghanistan violence

KABUL: An Afghan journalist has been shot dead in an attack by gunmen in the central province of Ghor. Bismillah Adil Aimaq, the editor-in-chief of a local radio station, is the fifth journalist to be killed in the war-ravaged country in the past two months, a provincial spokesman said. According to reports, Bismillah was on […]

Fall / Winter edition of Asia N is out – Asia’s Window to the World, the World’s Window on Asia

Fall / Winter edition of Asia N is out – Asia’s Window to the World, the World’s Window on Asia

  By Habib Toumi SEOUL: The Fall/Winter double edition of Asia N in is out now, packed with great articles on a wide range of topics and a rich array of views from the ASEAN, Southern Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia. The ASEAN articles are “For Indonesia, Electric Vehicle is a must, not […]

Who coined “Arab Spring”? A media perpsective on Tunisia’s Revolution ten years later

Who coined “Arab Spring”? A media perpsective on Tunisia’s Revolution ten years later

By Habib Toumi TUNIS: Ten years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself ablaze. Mohammed Bouazizi was one of many young men in the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia and elsewhere trying to make ends meet by doing odd jobs. He did not finish high school successfully and without the much-coveted diploma, his […]

Body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk likely to be cremated in Latvia

Body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk likely to be cremated in Latvia

SEOUL: The body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, who died from COVID-19 complications in Latvia, is likely to be cremated in the Baltic country, a diplomatic source familiar with the matter has said. Kim’s family has asked the South Korean Embassy in Latvia to take care of the funeral process, the source said, citing […]

Journalist assassinated at home in northwestern Pakistan; AJA founder expresses support

Journalist assassinated at home in northwestern Pakistan; AJA founder expresses support

  DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Pakistani journalist Qais Javed was shot dead in the yard of his home on the night of December 7 in the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province bordering Afghanistan. Asia Journalist Association (AJA) founder and President of the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) from 2002 to 2005 […]

Bulgaria News Agency director general dies at 67

Bulgaria News Agency director general dies at 67

SOFIA: Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) Director General Maxim Minchev has died after a short illness. According to BTA, November 6, his colleagues were informed that Minchev had tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined. Minchev was born on June 5, 1953 in Sofia. In 1976, he graduated in journalism at the Lviv University in Ukraine […]

Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

  By Habib Toumi SUWON: People fascinated by mass communication and the development of electronic devices and tools from the early days to our modern world have a great opportunity to monitor and admire this progress at the Samsung Innovation Museum. Here, one of the three exhibitions in the impeccable building in Samsung Digital City, […]

Handling fake news in Georgia

Handling fake news in Georgia

By Khatuna Chapichadze Georgian Technical University San Diego State University Professor TBILISI: One of the biggest international media forums, the World Journalists Conference (WJC), organized by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK), and held annually in a number of interesting cities and other remarkable places of Korea, was held online this year due to the […]

Korean scientist Dr. Ra: Stem cells will be the mainstream of medicine worldwide

Korean scientist Dr. Ra: Stem cells will be the mainstream of medicine worldwide

SEOUL: Korea’s most prominent Stem Cell researcher has emphasized that close global cooperation, more normal diet, and closeness to nature were essential to boost chances to beat coronavirus and other viruses. In a virtual roundtable with members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) today with the famous Korean scientists and also the chief executive officer […]

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has testified in court in a libel suit against blogger-turned-politician Leong Sze Hian to clear his name from what he affirmed were unfounded allegations of involvement in the Malaysian state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (MDB), corruption scandal. In a push […]

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