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Gyeonggi-Do: One of South Korea’s most important gateways to the outside world

Gyeonggi-Do: One of South Korea’s most important gateways to the outside world

By Dr. Hassan Humeida – Germany Gyeonggi-Do: South Korea was the successful host of the World Journalists’ Conference on September 14 – 16, 2020. The eighteenth conference was held as online conference, this time in the context of COVID-19, and was attended by an estimated one hundred media professionals, journalists and writers from more than […]

New AsiaN editorial team: Making the magazine a force for vibrancy, excellence

New AsiaN editorial team: Making the magazine a force for vibrancy, excellence

  SEOUL: South Korea’s world famous “mukbang” as well as viewspapers, democracy and pluralism were among the wide range of exciting topics to be covered suggested by the new editorial team of AsiaN as it held its first meeting. Other topics suggested by the committee, formed last month, include governance, social media platforms, Big Brother, […]

AJA to host Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra, Korea’s most prominent stem cell researcher

AJA to host Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra, Korea’s most prominent stem cell researcher

SEOUL: Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra, CEO of Naturecell and Korea’s most prominent Stem Cell researcher, will be hosted by Asia Journalists Association (AJA) for a live video presentation and interview on October 17, AJA Founder and first president Sang-ki Lee has announced. For the past 20 years, Dr. Ra has shown great progress in the treatment development for […]

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

By Habib Toumi Members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) have once more demonstrated that long distances and time difference could not dampen their enthusiasm to celebrate as a special family Chuseok. Led by Sang-ki Lee, AJA founder and publisher of the association multi-lingual magazine and website, the members coming from various religious backgrounds, shared […]

New Yorker magazine fuels Vietnamese Covid 19 super spreader debate

New Yorker magazine fuels Vietnamese Covid 19 super spreader debate

By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam  HANOI: The Vietnamese rich Covid 19 infected socialite who lied about her travel history to avoid quarantine which caused a large outbreak in Hanoi in March recently again aroused public outrage after her sister told the US New Yorker magazine about how her family had […]

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 […]

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