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April 11, 2016

„Uncovering Asia“

Spotlight’s Robinson opens Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

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. more…

March 8, 2016


Twice as many visitors as in the past year at the World Press Photo exhibition in Singapore

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. more…

March 8, 2016


Media Programme opens news office of Asia News Network (ANN) in India

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. more…

February 29, 2016

Fellowships for MA Journalism Programme

Fellows for Master Programme in Journalism Selected

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. more…

February 29, 2016

25th Anniversary of The Daily Star

Journalism without Fear or Favour

„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). more…

January 29, 2016


Opening of the World Press Photo exhibition

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) more…

January 22, 2016

Follow the Asia-Pacific Media Update!

This website won't be updated any longer. Please follow our blog Asia-Pacific Media Update in which we analyse 33 countries from the Asia-Pacific region and inform you about the latest developments regarding press freedom. more…

September 7, 2015

Country Reports of South Asia

In light of the latest developments of the media landscape in South Asia, the Asia-Pacific Media Update (APMU) has released country reports on the countries in this region. more…

September 4, 2015

Kazakhstan: stay off criticism or else!

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. more…

August 21, 2015

News goes official in Tajikistan

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. more…