Editors and co-ordinators of ANN visit The Star


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003

PETALING JAYA: Editors and co-ordinators of the Asia News Network (ANN) paid a visit to The Star headquarters here yesterday to learn about the editorial activities of the newspaper. 

ANN visitors in a group photograph at the Putra Mosque at Putrajaya.

The group viewed a video presentation on the newspaper and were taken on a short tour, led by The Star group chief editor Datuk Ng Poh Tip and managing editor Teh Eng Huat. 

Their visit to Menara Star was in conjunction with the three-day ANN Co-ordinators’ Meeting, which started on Sunday and was hosted by The Star and Sin Chew Daily at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. 

The ANN membership consists of The Statesman (India), Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines), The Star and Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia), The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), The Straits Times (Singapore), The Nation (Thailand), Vietnam News (Vietnam), The Korea Herald (South Korea), China Daily (China), Yomiuri Shim-bun/Daily Yomiuri (Japan), The Island (Sri Lanka), Dawn (Pakistan) and The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 

The network was founded in 1999 with the co-operation of these newspapers to facilitate faster dissemination of news among its members. 

Editors and co-ordinators of the Asia News Network (ANN) at Perdana Putra, the Prime Minister's Office Complex at Putrajaya.

It is also supported by the Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), a political foundation that focuses on politics and media to promote a free, responsible and ethical press in the region. 

Also present during the tour was the foundation’s South-East Asia regional representative Wolfgang Mollers.  

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