News editors from member countries of Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance of 24 leading media from 20 Asian countries, met on Aug 24 in Vientiane Capital to deepen their cooperation and strengthen their combined news reports.
The two-day meeting provided representatives of each country an opportunity to discuss details of the ongoing collaboration and set new pan-Asian news topics the members will together carry out.
ANN holds two key meetings annually, one among editors-in-chief and another one among the news editors.
With this meeting hosted by Vientiane Times newspaper and supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Progamme Asia, ANN plans to cement a number of initiatives which will fulfill growing interest and demand of news from Asia in the world.
Asia’s landscapes are changing rapidly � whether it is regional security, politics, technology innovation or lifestyle. ANN members are working together on quality reporting for our readers and viewers around the world, said Executive Director of ANN Pana Janviroj.
ANN meeting in Laos underscores our newspaper’s commitment to working with other Asian media, said Director General of Lao Press in Foreign Languages and Editor-in-Chief of Vientiane Times Thonglor Duangsavanh.
Vientiane Times is also organizing for ANN members to get better understanding of the development of the Lao PDR with briefing sessions on the new rail networks linking Southeast Asia and China and on the upcoming 2018 Visit Laos Year from related officials and ministers.
ANN, a 17-year old organization and the world’s largest and most active media alliance of its kind, is set to re-launch a website in the fourth quarter of this year on top of the global e-newsletter which is edited out of offices in Delhi and Bangkok.
The new database service from selected members will also be launched out of Singapore shortly. ANN is also stepping up cooperation in VDO sharing and co-production via Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
ANN members exchange news and photos on a daily basis, carry commentaries from member media, organize new media workshops for journalists as well as public conferences. The alliance works closely with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Progamme Asia.
ANN members comprise of The Korea Herald, China Daily, China Post, Gogo (Mongolia), Yomiuri Shimbun and The Japan News (Japan), Dawn (Pakistan), The Statesman (India), The Island (Sri Lanka), Kuensel (Bhutan), Kathmandu Post, Daily Star (Bangladesh), Eleven Media (Myanmar), The Nation (Thailand), Jakarta Post, The Star and Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia), the Phnom Penh Post and Rasmei Kampuchea, Borneo Bulletin (Brunei), The Straits Times (Singapore), Vietnam News, Philippine Daily Inquirer and Vientiane Times.
Source: Lao News Agency