AAJA Asia Seoul subchapter organizes ethics panel event for Journalists

Last week Saturday, AAJA-Asia members in Seoul sat with four distinguished media professionals on topics that have become a contested issue during the unfolding of the latest political scandal that toppled the South Korean president - ethics and journalism in South Korea.   The Seoul subchapter of AAJA-Asia jointly organized the event with Korea Exposé (https://koreaexpose.com/), an English-language media that is seeing fast growing fans with its in-depth, nuanced analysis on Korea.   The event was a huge success -- a great turnout and most of us stay focused on … Continue Reading ››

AAJA-Asia names Kinzie as Executive Conference Producer

New.Now.Next Media Conference May 19-21, 2017 in Hong Kong The AAJA-Asia Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Kinzie as Executive Conference Producer for the 2017 New.Now.Next Media Conference in Hong Kong. As Executive Conference Producer, Kinzie will serve the volunteer conference committee and AAJA-Asia Board of Directors, overseeing all aspects of the event from materials and logistics to sponsorship and promotions, ensuring deadlines are met on time and within budget.
"Kinzie combines a deep knowledge of media and event production capabilities with strong working relationships across Asia. We are counting on her volunteer leadership experience, local connections and … Continue Reading ››

**AAJA ASIA election results are out**

Dear members,
Thank you very much for your participation in the AAJA-Asia Election 2016-17. The results are in! Please join me in congratulating the following winners:
All terms start on 1 January, 2017 and last for 2 years. 
President: Angie Lau
Treasurer: Eunice Kim
Singapore VP: Chelsea Phua
Tokyo Co-VPs: Haruka Nuga & Hiromi Tanoue
At-large board members: Zela Chin & Eunji Kim
National board representative: Yuriko Nagano
  All other officers will remain their terms until the end of 2017.   

we want YOU for AAJA-Asia Election 2016!

Dear members,   ONE MORE WEEK TO GO BEFORE SUBMISSION OF CANDIDACY LETTERS CLOSES.  It's election season again! Now is the time for you to step up and help lead our 200-strong chapter into an amazing 2017. We have these positions coming open, which will begin January 1, 2017 and last for a term of two years:   President, AAJA-Asia The president, in conjunction with the rest of the board, sets direction for the chapter, chairs chapter board meetings and is the public face of the chapter.   Treasurer  The treasurer keeps the financial records of the chapter, submits financial reports required by the AAJA National Office and helps set direction for the chapter.   Vice President, Tokyo  Vice … Continue Reading ››

Results of AAJA Asia Seoul elections

Dear members. The  Seoul sub-chapter first-ever elections were successfully held and the results are in! We are excited to announce the new leaders of Seoul for 2017.

Youkyung Lee, Programming Director for Large Events and Tea Talks

I will bring my experiences from the past two years helping the board and Seoul members successfully host the first two N3Con in Seoul. I look forward to another great year with AAJA-Asia.
Youkyung has been working as a business and technology reporter for the Associated Press in Seoul for more than four years. Before that she was a technology writer for Yonhap News Agency's English news department.

Brolley Genster, Programming … Continue Reading ››

**AAJA-Asia Tokyo: A Talk with Hyeonseo Lee**

Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector and author of "The Girl with Seven Names," spoke to AAJA-Asia Tokyo members at the Bloomberg Tokyo office on October 20th, 2016.
She has shared with AAJA members as well as Bloomberg journalists about her experiences escaping the regime to China then eventually to South Korea. She also talked about what's ahead for her as she runs a NGO in New York to combat human trafficking of defectors.. We had the opportunity to hear from her back in 2015 when she was invited to N3con Award Dinner as the keynote speaker.

For Southeast Asia members, a trip into Malaysia

When four hungry AAJ-Asia members encountered a delay on the the Singapore-Malaysia border one Saturday morning, they had no inkling that they would soon embark on a two-day eating adventure. Starving one moment, but unable to find space in their stomachs for more food the next. The trip to Kluang, Malaysia, only a little more than two hours from Singapore, was organized by a local, Vino Wong, a visual journalist who used to work in Atlanta. He had planned a foodie trip of sorts (with a hike thrown in) for Nov. 26-27, for AAJA-Asia members in … Continue Reading ››

**Holiday party with AAJA-Asia Seoul!**

The AAJA-Asia Seoul subchapter is having its annual holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6-9 p.m. at Bennett’s Bar in Itaewon. KakaoTalk_Photo_2016-11-15-01-08-15_68 FOOD: We’ll be indulging in a buffet lineup of traditional American fare, from ham and turkey to mashed potatoes. Did your family’s holiday table have lumpia or sashimi instead? When you RSVP by Nov. 25, you can send us your menu requests. Bennett’s is open to ideas. They will also offer a select discount cocktail menu until 9 p.m. GAME TIME: When we’ve had … Continue Reading ››


Hello, AAJA members   64440451 - a blurry street scene against election text November seems to be the right time for changes. Changes in Korea’s political and media landscape rocked by mounting corruption allegations. Changes in the Seoul sub-chapter for all good reasons.   As Seoul has grown into the biggest sub-chapter in Asia, we have decided to elect new officers for the term of 2017.   The positions up for election this year are   Programming Director for Large Events and Tea Talks, Programming Director for Educational Programs and Workshops, Programming Director for Social Events and Mixers and At-Large Board Member.   All four … Continue Reading ››

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