election

Presenting the 2018 AAJA-Asia Presidential Candidates

We have three candidates who are running for AAJA-Asia presidency. K. Oanh Ha (Read Oanh’s letter) Elaine Ramirez (Read Elaine’s letter) Mike Raomanachai (Read Mike’s letter) As Angie is resigning mid-term, the new president will be serving the rest of her term until January 2019. Please find the candidacy letters below (in alphabetical order of …

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Letter of Candidacy – National Board Representative (Oanh Ha)

AAJA is my family. There’s no other way to describe my relationship with this unique community that first welcomed me as a high school scholarship recipient. While at the national convention this summer, I ran into an AAJA friend who still remembered giving me that scholarship when I was a teenager. There are many journalism and media organizations, but …

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Letter of Candidacy – VP of Seoul (Tae-hoon Lee)

Many journalists in South Korea, including myself, have long been forced to work as the government’s mouthpiece and now increasingly for family-run chaebols. It is no secret that local journalists have no choice but to write state-funded or chaebol-backed advertorials without any mention of them being paid content if they want to keep their job as media companies’ dependence …

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