Asia News Network (ANN) links up with Yahoo! through dpa

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'As an alliance of credible news sources, we are delighted to be working with Yahoo! to propel Asian news and information to readers worldwide. We hope the readers get to know Asia as well as we do through this new Yahoo! service.' (Pana Janviroj, Executive Director of Asia News Network)

'Yahoo!’s partnership with ANN means a greater and richer variety of stories for our users – stories that are told from a local perspective across Asia. It also symbolizes the trust and friendship that we share with newspaper publishers.' (Alan Soon, Managing Editor of Yahoo! Southeast Asia)

'From the beginning of our commitment with ANN we were convinced of the high value the ANN selection of finest articles has for the world wide readership. We are happy to see this belief approved now.' (Michael Segbers, Senior Vice President at dpa)

The ANN was founded in 1998 with the aim of uniting Asian newspapers. Today, the network is an alliance of 21 opinion leading daily newspapers from 18 Asian countries. The members include China Daily, China Post, The Island (Sri Lanka), The Korea Herald, The Nation (Thailand), Vietnam News, The Daily Star (Bangladesh), The Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), The Star and Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia), The Kathmandu Post (Nepal), Vientiane Times (Laos), Rasmei Kampuchea (Cambodia), Brunei Times, Kuensel (Bhutan),Daily Yomiuri/Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), The Statesman (India), The Straits Times (Singapore) and Pakistan’s The Nation. (

Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most trafficked Internet destinations and a world class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California . For more information, visit ( or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (

dpa is the largest independent news and information service provider in Germany and one of the leading international news agencies with staff in 100 countries. The agency, jointly owned by the German media and the business group, incorporates approximately 1100 employees. In addition to its internationally published text services in German, English, Spanish and Arabic, dpa provides picture, graphic and audio news services round the clock. Its portfolio extends to multimedia and mobile services, as well as editorial and technological services, amongst others. (

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