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Shavkat Mirziyoyev becomes ‘2018 Asian of the Year’

Shavkat Mirziyoyev becomes ‘2018 Asian of the Year’

On December 19, The Asia Journalist Association (AJA) announced ‘2018 Asians of the Year’: South Korean football coach Park Hang-seo, Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, LG group’s former Chairman Koo Bon-moo, and Egypt’s heart surgeon Magdi Habib Yacoub. The awards ceremony will be held in AJA General Meeting 2019.   Shavkat Mirziyoyev Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President […]

Singapore COUNTRY REPORT: Professional Ethics Still a Media Imperative

Singapore COUNTRY REPORT: Professional Ethics Still a Media Imperative

In the internet age, some people brush aside the need for conventional full-time journalists or media organizations to give us our daily news. “That is already passe,” said a former reporter colleague of mine, surprised to hear that Asia Journalist Association (AJA) accept mainly working journalists. “Nowadays, a journalist is anyone who posts online—the bloggers […]

Dynamic AJA for “Dynamic Asia” at 2017 AJA General Conference

Dynamic AJA for “Dynamic Asia” at 2017 AJA General Conference

On the 1st of April the Asia Journalist Association’s General Assembly took place at Inje in South Korea. After a brief introduction made by Ashraf Dali, the President of AJA, all the journalists were invited to describe the media situation in their countries. Some of the critical issues highlighted were fake news and difficult relations […]

Restoration of Peace and Unification of Korean Peninsula is inevitable

Restoration of Peace and Unification of Korean Peninsula is inevitable

Standing at the observatory atop a hill in demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea, I gazed towards northern part of Korean peninsula, covered with thick mist making it invisible. I recalled the reports of recent nuclear tests by the North Korean regime that proves the old saying that ‘man, not weapons, makes the […]

AJA announces AJA Awards winners

AJA announces AJA Awards winners

Asia Journalist Association (AJA) President Ivan Lim Sin Chin announces the final winners of AJA award 2016: The president of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Korean filmmaker Lee Joon-ik, Korean-Filipino member of National Assembly Lee Jasmine and Line Co. The ceremony will be held with AJA General Meeting 2016 and the starting ceremony of The AsiaN Global Ombudsman at the National Assembly House (국회의원회관), […]

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