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.
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.