The KAS Media Programme Asia starts this year’s Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference with a scoop: Journalist Walter “Robby” Robinson, who led the famous Boston Globe Spotlight team’s investigation into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, will held the conference keynote.
EXHIBITION ENDS SUCCESSFULLY
Almost 50.000 visitors came within three weeks to the National Museum of Singapore to see the 145 award-winning photographs of the World Press Photo 2015 exhibition. These are twice as many visitors as in the past year.
WORKSHOP FOR ANN-MEMBER THE STATESMAN
Together with its institutional partner Asia News Network (ANN), the KAS Media Programme Asia has opened a new office in Delhi, India. In an additional workshop, the online editors of The Statesman have been trained.
Fellowships for MA Journalism Programme
In Manila, the KAS Media Programme Asia and the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) screened and evaluated applications from potential fellowship holders for the MA Journalism programme at the ACFJ.
25th Anniversary of The Daily Star
„The newspapers need to play a pro-active role in preserving the democracy “, said Abdul Hamit, President of Bangladesh, during the 25th anniversary of The Daily Star. Since 16 years, Bangladesh’s leading English-language newspaper is a member of Asia News Network (ANN).
Three prize-winning photographers with touching stories from Africa and Asia and guest of honour Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, launched the World Press Photo 15 exhibition in the National Museum of Singapore. (Photo: Neo Xiaobin, The Straits Times)
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Critical journalists in Kazakhstan are slapped charges of having committed “ordinary” crimes like rioting or libel and so, their arrest is seldom formally an issue of press freedom, it transpired at a recent seminar organized by Internews in Almaty, which lost its status as the country’s capital in 1997 to Astana.
A new directive instructing officials to make the state news agency their first choice of channels for giving information to the press could further shrink the small space for independent journalists to operate in the Central Asian country.