The Asia News Network (ANN) is one of the world’s biggest media alliances. Founded in 1999 with seven members, ANN now comprises 21 leading media, mostly leading national English-language daily, from South, Southeast and Northeast Asia. ANN’s main activities are daily exchanges of news, photos and a host of other collaborations.

History

The networking of newspapers in Asia was first discussed informally by Asian editors who participated in the first Asian-German Editors' Forum organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Manila. Encouraged by the forum’s success and the warm fellowship among them, the editors decided to pursue a more permanent professional and business relationship. With the goal of improving coverage of Asian affairs by Asian media, ANN was born.

We provide

Asian stories, told by Asians

News coverage from different Asian perspectives

Collaborative stories and features

The executive board

Mr Mahfuz Anam

Editor-in-Chief
The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Mr Ugyen Penjore

Editor
Kuensel (Buthan)

Mr Teav Sarakmony

Editor-in-Chief
Rasmei Kampuchea (Cambodia)

Mr Zhu Ling

Editor-in-Chief
China Daily (China)

Mr Ravindra Kumar

Editor
The Statesman (India)

Mr Endy Bayuni

Chief Editor
The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

Mr Michio Hayashi

Managing Editor
The Japan News (Japan)

Mr Chon Shiyong

Editor
The Korea Herald (Korea)

Mr Thonglor Duangsavanh

Editor
Vientiane Times (Laos)

Mr Wong Chun Wai

Group Chief Editor
The Star (Malaysia)

Mr Pook Ah Lek

Editor-in-Chief
Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia)

Dr Than Htut Aung

Editor
Eleven Media Group (Myanmar)

Mr Akhilesh Upadhyay

Editor
The Kathmandu Post (Nepal)

Mr John Nery

Editor
Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)
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Mr Zaffar Abbas

Editor
Dawn (Pakistan)

Mr Prabath Sahabandu

Editor-in-Chief
The Island (Sri Lanka)

Mr George Hsieh

Chairman
The China Post (Taiwan)

Mr Suthichai Yoon

Chairman
The Nation (Thailand)

Mr Warren Fernandez

Editor
The Straits Times (Singapore)

Ms Trinh Thuy

Editor-in-Chief
Viet Nam News (Vietnam)

Mr. Pana Janviroj

Executive Director
ANN Board

Mr. Torben Stephan

Director
KAS Media Programme Asia

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