AAJA-Asia Congratulates Maria Ressa on Nobel Peace Prize

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia chapter (AAJA-Asia) congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. They were recognized “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression” in the Philippines and Russia. Ressa is the first Filipino Nobel laureate, and is the only woman among this year’s awardees so far. …

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AAJA-Asia Releases Journalists Survey for Snapshot of Diversity in Asia

Friday, 24 September – The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter released today a first-of-its-kind survey to get a snapshot of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in Asia’s newsrooms, as part of its Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) project. Journalists currently working in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan …

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Blockchain Workshop for Journalists

As part of its monthly Digital N3 Salons series, the Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) is pleased to schedule a free online workshop on Blockchain for Journalists on Saturdays 25th September and 2nd October 2021. Blockchain technology – which powers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, which allows for building decentralized applications – holds …

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Statement from AAJA-Asia and the Seoul subchapter regarding the amendments to Korea’s Press Arbitration Act

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) and its Seoul subchapter — representing nearly 200 journalists across Asia and in Seoul — is paying close attention to the developments regarding South Korea’s Press Arbitration Act. We are concerned with the move to pass an amendment to the act that could threaten press freedoms laid …

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AAJA-Asia Launches News Diversity Initiative for Asia

Hong Kong, 3 August 2021 The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) today unveiled an ambitious initiative, Advancing News Diversity in Asia or ANDA, at its annual New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con 2021). Supported by the Facebook Journalism Project, ANDA launched in seven markets (Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, The Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan) …

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Reuters’ Gina Chua and LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong to speak at N3Con21

AAJA-Asia is proud to announce the 11th edition of the New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con) – taking place online on August 2-8, 2021 – will feature two prominent figures of the Asian American news community as keynote speakers: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and pioneering journalist Gina Chua of Reuters. Dr. Soon-Shiong is owner and Executive Chairman of California Times, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and The …

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AAJA-Asia Echoes FCC’s Concerns on Arrests and Search Involving Apple Daily in Hong Kong

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) supports the statement issued by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong expressing concerns about the arrest of five Apple Daily executives, including its editor-in-chief Ryan Law and deputy chief editor. According to the Hong Kong police and media reports, two of the five Apple Daily executives arrested …

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AAJA-Asia Calls for Myanmar Authorities to Release Detained Journalists

3 March 2021 – The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) calls on Myanmar authorities to release all journalists detained for reporting on anti-coup demonstrations and to drop all charges against them immediately. At least 22 journalists have been arrested since the military seized power in early February, according to the Committee to Protect …

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