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Singapore: Defamation award raises fears over Facebook postings

Singapore: Defamation award raises fears over Facebook postings

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A punitive damages award totalling S$133,000 granted to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong against a blogger in a High Court defamation verdict is being seen as holding serious implications for Singaporeans sharing posts on social media platforms, prompting a crowdfunding campaign by some 2,000 members […]

Congress of African Journalists Conference to focus on role of journalists in finding lasting solutions

Congress of African Journalists Conference to focus on role of journalists in finding lasting solutions

ABUJA: A three-day conference with the theme “Africa and Security Challenges; the role of journalists in finding lasting solutions” will serve as an interface between stakeholders to map a path of progress for Africa and its future, organizers have said. The Congress of African Journalists Conference (CAJC2021), to be held in Lagos State Nigeria on […]

Light overcomes Darkness. So will Myanmar.

Light overcomes Darkness. So will Myanmar.

SEOUL: Civil disobedience movements against Myanmar’s military coup have continued for two months. The world is watching the situation, but the suppression of violence by soldiers and police has not stopped. According to Myanmar’s human rights group The Assistance Association for Political Prisons, there were at least 275 deaths as of March 23. Myanmar’s military […]

Difficult year for Nepali journalists

Difficult year for Nepali journalists

By Kuber Chalise Editor of Karobar National Economic Daily KATHMANDU: It is between the devil and the sky for Nepali journalist. First they lost their jobs because of Covid-19, and then the government came heavy on them as the politics polarized in Nepal. As the Covid-19 started spreading, Nepal government imposed lockdown on March 24, […]

World Journalists Conference 2021 on April 19-20

World Journalists Conference 2021 on April 19-20

SEOUL: The Journalists Association of Korea (JAK), the largest organization of professional journalists in Korea with a current membership of over 10,000 individual journalists, will hold its World Journalists Conference 2021 (WJC 2021) on April 19-20. Sang-ki Lee, a former president of JAK and of the Asian Journalists Association (AJA) and publisher of Asia N […]

AJA discusses World Journalists Conference 2021 plans

AJA discusses World Journalists Conference 2021 plans

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: The Asia Journalists Association (AJA) held its 17th virtual meeting, bringing together member journalists from several countries, as far as Korea in the East and Germany in the West. Within their joyful atmosphere, the participants exchanged best wishes on the Lunar New Year and Seok-Jae shared his family’s celebration of the […]

Media in Pakistan – A Slippery Road

Media in Pakistan – A Slippery Road

  By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative  Islamabad: Freedom of Press in Pakistan had always been a hot topic to discuss but on February 4, 2021, certain stunning remarks by Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a judge of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, unleashed the debate afresh when he criticized the state of media freedom, democracy and governance in […]

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 […]

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