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Asia News Network turns 20

Annual board meeting held in Seoul; ANN is an alliance of 23 leading English-language newspapers of Asia

SNS | New Delhi |

Senior editors and journalists attended the annual board meeting of the Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance of 23 leading English-language newspapers of Asia, in Seoul of South Korea on Thursday, marking the 20th anniversary of the network.

The event was held at Lotte Hotel in the South Korean capital, where participants from 21 Asian countries discussed ANN charter and future direction.

Chon Shi-yong, chief editorial writer at The Korea Herald and president of ANN for 2019, opened the meeting with welcoming remarks.

The members of ANN are (in alphabetical order) Bangladesh’s The Daily Star, Bhutan’s Kuensel, Brunei’s Brunei Press, Cambodia’s The Phnom Phen Post and Ramsei Kampuchea, China’s China Daily, Taiwan’s The China Post, India’s DataLeads and The Statesman, Indonesia’s The Jakarta Post, Japan‘s The Japan News, Laos’ Vientiane Times, Malaysia’s Sin Chew Daily and The Star Online, Mongolia’s Gogo Mongolia, Myanmar’s Eleven Media Group, Nepal’s The Kathmandu Post, Pakistan’s Dawn, Philippines’s Philippine Daily Inquirer, Singapore’s The Straits Times, South Korea’s The Korea Herald, Sri Lanka’s The Island, Thailand’s The Nation and Vietnam’s Vietnam News.

The meeting was convened in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Programme Asia.

During the three-day visit to Korea that started Wednesday, ANN participated in the ASEAN-Korea Media Forum that it sponsored and met with President Moon Jae-in on Thursday.

The board members are also slated to visit Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, as a part of a “Technology for Media” session on Friday.

The ANN was founded in 1999 with the founding members’ vision to deliver news about Asia through Asian eyes.

“We know Asia better” has been the ANN’s longstanding motto.

(The report has been sourced from The Daily Star)