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Friday, April 24, 2015, 16:57

Asian media to have closer cooperation

By chinadailyasia.com
Asian media to have closer cooperation

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (center front) with editors and publishers from the Asia News Network at the Prime Minister’s Office in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, April 24, 2015.

Editors from Asia News Network (ANN) members have agreed to further integrate their newsrooms to expand news exchanges and have combined reporting on Asia, as the alliance of 21 media in 19 Asian countries wrapped up a two-day meeting in Tokyo on Friday.

China Daily Editor-in-Chief, Zhu Ling, was elected the new chairman of ANN at its annual meeting of the Board of Editors, which also had a session with Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr Yoshihide Suga.

The meeting was chaired by Managing Editor of The Japan News, Mr Takashi Sadahiro, with opening remarks by Mr Shoichi Oikawa, executive adviser and senior deputy editor-in-chief of The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings.

"I believe it is important for us as media companies based in Asia to share information and commentary on a broader scale, learn from each other and report accurately," said Oikawa, who is also editor-in-chief of The Japan News.

Representatives of The Leading European Newspaper Alliance, Star Alliance, and Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism also participated in the meeting, which was supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Media Programme Asia.

"ANN editors are committed to expanding and enhancing coverage of news on Asia as changes are taking place at an unprecedented pace. Local readers in each Asian country need to be well informed through traditional as well as digital and social media platforms," ANN Executive Director Pana Janviroj said.

The ANN editors resolved to hold the next annual meeting in Beijing, to be hosted by China Daily.

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