Political strategists meet for the E-lection Bridge in Colombo

by Torben Stephan

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.

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.

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.

ANN BOARD MEETING

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.

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.

News from Asia to the World – Discussions on ANN’s Future Strategies

ANN Editors‘ Meeting
What news from Asia is most interesting for the rest of the world? And how do Asian journalists reach an international audience? More than 20 editors of the Asia News Network (ANN) discussed these and more issues during the two-day Editors' Meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Spotlight’s Robinson opens Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

The KAS Media Programme Asia starts this year’s Uncovering Asia – the 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.

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

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.
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