Political strategists meet for the E-lection Bridge in Colombo

Social Media is growing very important for election campaigns in Asia and the Pacific, while populists increasingly take influence. This is the result of the E-lection Bridge Asia-Pacific in 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where we held a three-day roundtable. We invited electoral campaign managers and strategists from twelve countries in the Asian and Pacific region. more…

Torben Stephan | Event Reports | August 26, 2016

A brainstorming session amongst editors from Europe and Asia

Editors from Asia and Europe were invited to meet in Mongolia to discuss methods on improving connectivity and open communication between the two continents. Prior to this meeting, two journalists’ workshops were conducted in Brussels and Guangzhou, during the months of January and May, respectively. more…

Event Reports | July 7, 2016

Digital change: Asia News Network meets german and swiss publishing houses

The digital change is picking up speed in Asia. Especially newspaper publishers are forced to restructure their newsrooms and develop new business models. At the invitation of the KAS Media Programme Asia, a group of members of the Asia News Net-work (ANN) visited German and Swiss publishing houses to discuss opportunities and risks of the digital change for the media industry. more…

Event Reports | June 22, 2016


News from Asia to the world – Launch of new ANN Website

This year’s annual board meeting of the Asia News Network (ANN) was held in Beijing, China and graciously hosted in The China Daily offices. The Media Programme Asia of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) showed its continuing support for this network comprising over 20 leading regional newspapers. more…

Event Reports | May 29, 2016

KAS Media Programme connects journalists from Asia and Europe

Asia-Europe Journalists’ Workshop

Both Asia and Europe possess a rich diversification of culture in media landscapes. How does one connect communities through stories from other parts of the world? 20 journalists from both Asia and Europe discussed possible strategies during the two-day Asia-Europe Journalists’ Workshop. more…

Event Reports | May 24, 2016