AAJA-Asia’s New 2023-2024 Board Announced

The polls to elect the Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia board for the 2023-2024 term have closed and the results are in!.

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) has been serving Asia’s news media community since 1996, supporting journalists to advance their skills and progress in their careers, advocating for a free press and for more diversity, equity and inclusion in Asia’s newsrooms and news coverage. This work would not have been possible without the engagement in our association, as members or chapter leaders, of talented and passionate news professionals that have been inspiring and leading our community forward along the years.

Today, more than ever, passion and commitment are needed to herald the values of freedom of the press, trustworthy journalism and fair representation of all communities in Asia’s news media. AAJA-Asia is very pleased to welcome its new board:

  • K. Oanh Ha, President
  • Zela Chin. Executive Vice President
  • Bernice Sibucao, Secretary
  • Jeanhee Kim. Treasurer
  • Juliana Liu, Co-Vice President Hong Kong
  • Holly Chik, Co-Vice President Hong Kong
  • Grace Moon, Co-Vice President Seoul
  • Hieun Shin, Co-Vice President Seoul
  • Tom Benner, Co-Vice President Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • Mike Raomanachai, Co-Vice President Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • Kantaro Komiya, Co-Vice President Tokyo
  • Erica Yokoyama, Co-Vice President Tokyo
  • Yehoon Anh, Student Representative
  • Kari Lindberg, At-large Board Member
  • Regina Hing, At-large Board Member
  • K. Oanh Ha, National Advisory Board Representative
  • Jenny Hsu, National Advisory Board Representative

AAJA-Asia is excited to work with such outstanding news professionals (you can read their biographies here) and grateful they have stepped up to build and support Asia’s journalism community.

Join the AAJA-Asia Family

AAJA-Asia would also want to express its gratitude to the outgoing members who are leaving its board at the end of this year, many after years of service and dedication. Thank you to Carina Lee, Glenn van Zutphen, Rebecca Isjwara, Dexter Lin and Sheryl Lee for their invaluable dedication and contributions.

Beyond seating on the board, there are a thousand ways one can contribute to AAJA-Asia’s mission, such as joining the AAJA-Asia Training Network, advancing news diversity through the ANDA project or participating in one of its regular conference or training programs. AAJA-Asia warmly invites all Asia-based journalists to join its membership to become part of the AAJA-Asia family and service the wider Asia Pacific journalism community.

About AAJA-Asia

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the U.S. and Asia.

The Asia chapter of AAJA represents members across the Asia-Pacific region. It is a diverse, multi-ethnic community of local and international journalists and media professionals committed to supporting a vibrant press in the Asia-Pacific region. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in media organizations, providing training opportunities to members, supporting students interested in journalism and advocating for fair media access.