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AJA holds second ZOOM meeting across seven time zones

AJA holds second ZOOM meeting across seven time zones

SEOUL: Asia Journalists association (AJA) has again shown its great resilience by holding its second ZOOM meeting that brought together members living up to seven time zone away from one another. AJA members living in Egypt, Bahrain, UAE, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Korea discussed Ivan Lim from Singapore gave a briefing on the general […]

AJA holds first Zoom meeting

AJA holds first Zoom meeting

SEOUL: Asian Journalists Association (AJA) held on July 9 its first Zoom meeting since COVID-19 caused it to put all in person meetings on hold. Due to travel bans across the globe, the association members have been using emails and messages on media platforms to continue their communication. A general assembly and an annual forum […]

AJA appoints Peter Jaegeul Song Head of Foreign Cooperation Department

AJA appoints Peter Jaegeul Song Head of Foreign Cooperation Department

SEOUL: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) has appointed journalist Peter Jaegeul Song of The Asia N as the head of the Foreign Cooperation Department. He majored media sociology at Gold Smith College, University of London, England (2008- 2011) and graduated with a Master’s degree from Cardiff University. His master’s thesis was ‘The Gwangju Democratization Movement and […]

As we bid 2019 adieu, thoughts about the year that was

As we bid 2019 adieu, thoughts about the year that was

By Habib Toumi Manama: Any year is a good year to be a journalist. Especially when you are privileged to have an extensive network of fellow journalist friends from various countries. We at the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) are among these lucky journalists. We come from countries that are vastly different in areas and in […]

The root of the MagazineN is Asia Journalist Association (AJA)

The root of the MagazineN is Asia Journalist Association (AJA)

Monthly MagazineN marks the sixth anniversary in July number. Members of AJA(Asia Journalist Association) contribute articles to MagazineN. The motto of the magazine is ‘Inspiring Asia, Empowering People, Leading Change’. The first number was published in July 2013 and the 69 number was published including the special number and two bound volumes so far. The […]

Why we need a strong AJA: A time full of threats, a time for a strong association

Why we need a strong AJA: A time full of threats, a time for a strong association

Journalists should not hesitate when they voice their opinions. In fact, silence is for dead people. Journalists need to speak for a better world, productive cooperation, and friendly relationships. For one week, I spent my days and nights with a group of journalists from across the world, but mainly from the Asian continent. The World […]

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 […]

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