AJA History

- “Lumbini International Conference on Media and Peace” organized by AJA Nepal
– Lee Sang-ki, AJA Founder President, winning Golden Boat Prize in Kuwait
- Signing MOU between AJA and Stevie Awards
- AJA Forum : “Trust Process on the Korean Peninsula and the role of press” supported by Korea Press foundation, organized by the AJA
- “Asia Journalists Cultural Forum”(AJCF), hosted by South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, organized by the AJA
– Asian journalists’ statement on Asian Culture
- Graduation ceremony of Junior AJA program
- Sign MOU between AJA and Shokaran & The Blue Silk(Iran)
- Launch the monthly offline magazine, Magazine N
- The 4rd AJA ‘Teacher of Heart’ Night
– Junior AJA program workshop
- Launch Junior AJA program
- Signing MOU between AJA and Al-Hilal Magazine(Egypt)
– AJA representatives’ official visit to Kuwait to attend Al-Arabi Conference
invited by Al-Arabi Magazine
- 2013 AJA Seminar “Asian Media’s Role for the Peaceful Resolution of Territorial Disputes”
– AJA President Ivan Lim’s official visit to Nepal to attend ICT Conference as a keynote speaker
- The 4th International recruitment of AJA Interns: Kang Shin-hyuk was finally selected
- Reference book on 2012 International AJA Forum published
– MOU signed between AJA and Al-Arabi Magazine(Kuwait)
– Press statement on Nepali Government’s media policy by AJA Nepal Chapter
“AJA Statement on Nepali Government’s media policy”
- MOU signed between AJA and Moroccan Writer’s Union(Morocco)
– The AsiaN Arabic version launched
– Press statement on Hamas-Israeli fire-fight announced
“AJA Statement on Hamas-Israeli fire-fight”
- AJA representatives’ official visit to Kuwait
– AJA Middle East Chapter members’ official visit to Korea
– 2012 AJA International Forum “The Role of Asian Media to Sustain and Develop the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit”
- MOU signed between AJA and State of Maryland Business Office Korea(US)
– MOU signed between AJA and Korea Institute of Energy Technology
Evaluation and Planning(KETEP)
- Press conference with Aki Ra, Founder of Cambodian Self-Help Demining
– MOU signed between AJA and Jeju Tourism Organization(JTO)
- The 3rd International recruitment of AJA Interns
- Farewell Party for Ryoji Ito, the NHK Seoul bureau chief
– AJA representatives’ official visit to China to attend
“The 2nd International Conference on Social Development in East Asian Countries”
hosted by Shandong University of Business and Technolgy(SUBT)
- The 3rd AJA ‘Teacher of Heart’ Night
– Press statement on World Press Freedom Day announced
“AJA Statement on World Press Freedom Day”
- Meeting with the SFCC(Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club)
– International survey on “South Korea’s 19th general election”
- Press statement on North Korea defectors announced
“AJA expresses regret on NK defectors”
– AJA representatives’ official visit to China invited by Yinchuan city
- AJA South Korea Chapter Preparatory Committee Forum
- The 2nd International recruitment of AJA Interns: Vera Yang of China and
Anand Rahul of India finally selected.
- International survey of “Present issues of Asia” conducted
- International survey of “G20 Summit” conducted
– Press statement on Yemen announced
“AJA Welcomes Yemeni President’s Decision to Step Down”
– AsiaN, unprecedented media which belongs to the entire region of Asia,
not a single country launched
- Press statement on Palestine’s entry to the UN announced
“The Wind of Peace is Expected to Blow in Palestine through UN Membership”
- The 1st Asian Culture Project, ‘Korean Heritage,
its Return and Replacement’
- Reference book on 2011 International AJA Forum published
– International survey of “PyeongChang Winter Olympics” conducted
- The 5th edition of AJA News
– The 3rd Cheer Challenge award to Han biya, Advisor to the UN CERF
and Anuradha Koirala, Founder of Maiti Nepal
– 2011 International AJA Forum held “PyeongChang Winter Olympics
from the Perspective of Asian Media”
– “The Asia Journalist Declaration of PyeongChang Winter Olympics”
announced
– Press statement on Syria announced
“Strong Concern over Bloodshed in Syria”
– Press statement on Libya announced
“The End of the Gaddafi’s Era through Desert Revolution”
– The 1st International recruitment of AJA Interns
- AJA designated as a tax-exempt organization by the Ministry of
Strategy and Finance of Korea for its “humanitarian work and
determined efforts for the common good”
– AJA representatives’ official visit to Beijing, China Meeting with
Han biya, Advisor to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund,
executive members of All-China Journalists Association and
foreign correspondents of Beijing
– Kim Hak-joon inaugurated as the 4th Chairman of the Board of Directors
– Press statement on Ban Ki-moon announced
“Supporting re-election of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon”
– Letters of protest delivered to the Mongolian government in regard to the
detention of Dolgor Chuluunbaatar, a renowned Mongolian journalist
- Press statement on detention of a Mongolian journalist announced
“Against the Detention of Dolgor Chuluunbaatar”
– AJA “Teacher of Heart” Night with SFCC President Ito Ryoji
(NHK Bureau Chief) and Vice President Wang Kang (Legal Daily Chief)
- Press statement on Syria and Yemen announced
“No more sacrifices, No more broken promises”
– Meeting with the SFCC(Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club)
President Ito Ryoji, NHK Bureau Chief
– AJA representatives’ official visit to Nepal Meeting with Prime Minister of
Nepal Jhala Nath Khanal and President of the Nepali Congress Party
Shishil Koirala
- Press statement on Japan quake and tsunami announced
“Comforting and encouraging the people of Japan”
- Press statement on Egypt announced
“President Mubarak should step down gracefully”
– Press statement on Libya announced
“Resignation of Col. Gaddafi is the only option”
- AJA Middle East Chapter established
– AJA representatives’ official visit to Kuwait to attend Al Arabi Magazine
Conference “Arabs go East”
– Meeting with the Crown Prince of Kuwait HH Sheikh Nawaf
Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
- AJA Forum with the theme ‘G20 from the Perspective of Asian Media’
– The 4th edition of AJA News
- The 1st Asian Culture Project, ‘Korean Heritage, its Return and Replacement’
- The 2nd Cheer Challenge award to KOICA
– The 3rd edition of AJA News
- The 1st Cheer Challenge award to mountaineers Um Hong-gil and Oh Eun-sun
– The 2nd edition of AJA News
- AJA session at Asia Media Summit, Beijing
- AJA representatives’ official visit to the USA to attend
“Asia Media Conference” hosted by the East West Center
– Keynote speech of “Current Issues and the Media of Asia Pacific”
- AJA representatives’ official visit to UAE
- AJA representatives’ official visit to Turkey with the theme
‘The Road to Peace for the Asian People’
- Establishment of the AJA Turkey Chapter
- General Assembly with the theme ‘Green Growth, its Present &
Perspective’ and ‘Media and Terrorism’
- Asia Economic Community Forum co-organized by the
Asia Journalist Association, the City of Incheon
and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- AJA session at the General Assembly of CAJ, Kuala Lumpur
- Dr Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
in 2003 appointed as Honorary Ambassador of AJA
– Joint Resolution on Iranian Situation – Shirin Ebadi, Korea Bar
Association and the Asia Journalist Association
– World Eco Leader Festival co-organized by the Asia
Journalist Association and Inje County, Gangwon Province
– The 1st edition of AJA News
- Press statement on ‘Detention of Two American Female Journalists in North Korea’
- AJA representatives’ official visit to Nepal and meeting with the Prime Minister of Nepal
- AJA Forum 2008 with the theme ‘Climate Change : Media Catalyst in
New Green Revolution’
- MOU signed between AJA and Yanbian Daily, Yanbian University
of Science & Technology and Hankook University of Foreign Studies
- AJA ‘Hope Project at Baekdu Mountain’ with Um Hong-Gil
- AJA seminar with the theme ‘The Great Sichuan Earthquake and
Media Reporting’
- AJA session at Asia Media Forum hosted by the East-West Center, USA
- Establishment of AJA Mongolia Chapter
- AJA General Assembly
– Ivan Lim elected as the third President of AJA
– Xu Bao Kang (China), Dolgor Chuluunbaatar (Mongolia), Norila Mohd Daud (Malaysia)
elected as vice presidents of AJA
- History and Culture Tour to Ulaanbaatar and Ankor Wat in cooperation
with Confederation of Mongolian Journalists and Club of
Cambodian Journalists
-Keynote speech on World Press Freedom Day organized by AIDCOM
(Asian Institute for Development Communication), Malaysia
- Um Hong-gil, world-famous mountaineer and Hong Myung-bo, legendary
Asian footballer appointed as Honorary Ambassadors of AJA
- Founder President Lee Sang-Ki’s official visit to the UN and meeting with
Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary-General
- AJA representatives’ official visit to Mongolia and meeting with
Nambaryn Enkhbayar, the President of Mongolia
– Founder President Sang-Ki Lee received the Highest Order of
Mongolia in celebration of the 800th Mongolia Day
- AJA General Assembly with the theme ‘Terror and Media reporting’ and
‘Journalist and Health’
– AJA Award of the year to FNJ(Federation of Nepali Journalists)
- Asia Journalist Forum held in Seoul and Jeju
More than 70 individual journalists and media organisations of
30 nationalities attended including International Federation of Journalists,
Confederation of ASEAN Journalists and International Institute
of Journalism Berlin Brandenburg
- The establishment of the Asia Journalist Association officially
announced on 22 November
– Lee Sang-ki elected as the first President of the AJA

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