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Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

By Neelima Mathur India-based Executive Producer-Researcher-Writer, Mentor & Trainer Director of Lakeside Doc Festival NEW DELHI: It’s amazing how we talk of Climate Change like a new phenomenon. Floods, droughts, cyclones, melting glaciers have been staring in our face for decades. We also tend to equate global warming as climate change. Whereas, in fact, global warming […]

Iran: Death of a young journalist just a few days before her wedding

Iran: Death of a young journalist just a few days before her wedding

By: Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: At this moment on Tuesday evening, as I write these sentences, the family wedding of “Iranian journalist” Mahshad Karimi was supposed to take place. But her friends and family have been returning home from her grave in Tehran cemetery for an hour, and they are all depressed and sad. Last Wednesday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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