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World media share and seek cooperation to help combat COVID-19

World media share and seek cooperation to help combat COVID-19

By Chhay Sophal Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia: Global journalists and media experts participating in the Online ‘World Journalists Conference 2020’ on Tuesday recognize the media role to help fight against the world deadly COVID-19 while seeking cooperation for the common problem. Besides sharing many countries’ experiences on the virus at the conference on day 2 […]

Journalists from 53 countries to discuss future of journalism amid viral fake news

Journalists from 53 countries to discuss future of journalism amid viral fake news

By Habib Toumi SEOUL: The rapid spread of fake news amid a deluge of misinformation, disinformation and mal-information during the COVID-19 pandemic will be addressed by international journalists at a three-day conference next week in the Korean capital Seoul. The World Journalists Conference 2020, an annual media event organized by the Journalists Association of Korea […]

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

By Habib Toumi Manama: For Yahya Al Omari, the festive Eid could not be for spending time with the family, enjoying the first hours of the feast marking the end of the blessed month of Ramadan. For the young Bahrain TV News reporter, reporting on how Bahrain dealt with the challenge imposed by the coronavirus […]

Pakistan: Restrictions imposed on electronic media ahead of massive anti-govt rallies

Pakistan: Restrictions imposed on electronic media ahead of massive anti-govt rallies

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Ahead of massive anti-government rally and sit-in, by a religio-political party, supported by other opposition parties, in country’s capital, on October 31, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has barred television anchors from offering their “opinions” during talk shows and limited their role to “moderator”. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, led […]

Pakistan media faced with bleak future as layoffs reach alarming levels

Pakistan media faced with bleak future as layoffs reach alarming levels

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: People working in the media in Pakistan are faced with bleak future, as more and more journalists and workers are being laid off on the pretext of steering the media out of financial crisis. Measures include the closure of electronic as well as print media houses, the downsizing […]

Malaysia, Indonesia advocate for greater media role in strengthening relations

Malaysia, Indonesia advocate for greater media role in strengthening relations

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian and Indonesian press have agreed to play a complementary role in further strengthening bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries through ‘out-of-the-box’ expansion of the traditional role of the media. Noting that the role of the media should not be confined to news reporting and promoting better understanding among […]

Celebrating an extraordinary dedication to high journalism standards

Celebrating an extraordinary dedication to high journalism standards

There are events in the professional life of a journalist when there is no room for neutrality and no place for silence because it will then be the choice of those who have absolutely no choice. Only those who are physically, mentally or emotionally dead have no opinion, no voice, and no choice. No self-respecting […]

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump held a “historic meeting” at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas and agreed to resume dialogue for denuclearization, the North’s official news agency reported Monday.   During the meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ on Sunday, they “agreed to […]

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

N.K. media urges South to push for inter-Korean cooperation independently of U.S.

North Korean propaganda outlets called on South Korea on Friday to deal with inter-Korean issues free from intervention by the United States, accusing Washington of hindering cross-border cooperation. The North’s media has made a series of such appeals in recent months, as joint projects agreed between the two sides have made little headway amid a […]

N. Korean media highlights leader’s love for people following Hanoi trip

N. Korean media highlights leader’s love for people following Hanoi trip

North Korea’s main newspaper on Monday highlighted how much leader Kim Jong-un cares for his people in an apparent move to boost internal unity as he heads back home after a trip to Hanoi for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. In an article titled “A great love and devotion for people’s happiness,” […]

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