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The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid AJA President CAIRO: Invited by Journalists Association of Korea, and recommended by Asia Journalist Association, I have been privileged to attend World Journalists Conferences for years, as a participant, a speaker, a commentator or just a visiting guest. I could frankly say that the mega global event has been a real example […]

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 […]

Vietnam to have locally-made COVID-19 vaccine in August

Vietnam to have locally-made COVID-19 vaccine in August

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper   HANOI: A Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be officially available this August, according to a local medical official. Major-General Nguyen Xuan Kien, head of the Military Medical Department, told a press conference in Hanoi on April 9 that besides the COVID-19 […]

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

SEOUL: South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung won an award at the U.S. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her supporting role in the drama film “Minari.” At the televised ceremony of the 2021 SAG Awards on Sunday (U.S. time), Youn was named the winner of Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, […]

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates will be making COVID-19 vaccine in the country in a historic move in the global fight against the pandemic. The vaccine, called Hayat-Vax [Hayat means life in Arabic], is the first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine in the region that will be manufactured by a newly created joint venture between Sinopharm […]

Kyrgyzstan rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program

Kyrgyzstan rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva   BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan started the first stage of COVID-19 vaccination on March 29. Earlier, on March 19, the Central Asian country received a batch of 150,000 China-donated vaccine doses. This amount of vaccines will be enough for 75,000 people, since the vaccine is injected twice with an interval of 25-28 days. Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of […]

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to launch the “Saudi Green Initiative” and the “Middle East Green Initiative” to chart a path for the Kingdom and the region in protecting the planet by clearly defining an ambitious road map that rallies the region and significantly contributes to achieving global targets in confronting climate change. Announcing the initiatives, […]

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

BAHRAIN: Two members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) were among 22 poets whose work was published in The Sounds of Spring. The Sounds of Spring is a poetic anthology published by the Silk Road Literature Series 2021. Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, AJA President and a well-established literary figure, shared his “Thirteen Love Letters For Her” while […]

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

SEOUL: Seoul saw its first cherry blossom blooming of this year on Wednesday, the earliest in 99 years, the state weather agency said. The blooming of cherry blossoms began in the capital on the earliest date on record since observation began in 1922, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Thursday. It was three days faster […]

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

  ONDOK CABE, Jakarta: Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic effort lifted the children’s spirits in Pondok Cabe during the frightening pandemic. On January 28, Pondok Cabe Rumah Indah’s kindergarten Director Young Hwui Kim distributed books and school supplies that were presented by the Asia Culture Center (ACC) of the Republic of Korea. Director Kim opened the […]

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