The Asia News Network, an alliance of 23 leading English-language newspapers, held its annual board meeting in Seoul yesterday.
Editors and journalists from 21 Asian countries discussed the ANN charter and the direction it would take in the future.
The meeting, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the ANN, was held at the Lotte Hotel in the South Korean capital.
Chon Shi-yong, chief editorial writer at The Korea Herald and president of ANN for 2019, opened the meeting.
The ANN members are: The Daily Star of Bangladesh, Kuensel of Bhutan, Brunei Press of Brunei, The Phnom Phen Post and Ramsei Kampuchea of Cambodia, China Daily of China, The China Post of Taiwan, Data Leads and The Statesman of India, The Jakarta Post of Indonesia, The Japan News of Japan, Vientiane Times of Laos, Sin Chew Daily and The Star Online of Malaysia, Gogo Mongolia of Mongolia, Eleven Media Group of Myanmar, The Kathmandu Post of Nepal, Dawn of Pakistan, Philippine Daily Inquirer of the Philippines, The Straits Times of Singapore, The Korea Herald of South Korea, The Island of Sri Lanka, The Nation of Thailand and Vietnam News of Vietnam.
The meeting was convened in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Programme Asia.
During the three-day visit to South Korea that started on Wednesday, the delegates participated in the ASEAN-Korea Media Forum, which was sponsored by the ANN, and met with President Moon Jae-in.
The board members are slated to visit today the Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, as part of a session on “Technology for Media”.
The ANN was founded in 1999 with a vision to deliver news about Asia through Asian eyes. Its motto is “We know Asia better”.