“ASEAN Journalism: Comparative perspective” hosted by Faculty of Journalism and Communication, University of Social Sciences and Humanitites and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, is opened in the morning of Octorber 19 in Hanoi.
This one-day conference was divided into 2 sessions including: “ASEAN News Media-similarities and differences” and “Challenges and corporation opportunities”.
At the seminar, the discussion centered on many issues such as: forming and developing ASEAN press, connecting between the past and future, connecting from the tradition to the future; sampling evidence on similarities and basic differences between the new media in ASEAN countries; analyzing the ASEAN vision and the challenges and new opportunities for the press in each country and the region; sketching out the ideas, the goals and the mode of operation to develop the regional media in a high level to make more corporation for a prosperous ASEAN community, in which, the role of ASEAN press is featured and the ASEAN journalists have collocation contribution.
Particularly, the representatives also stressed that, the media in ASEAN member states were established later than Western countries for centuries; therefore, the communication industry in ASEAN has not developed strongly yet. However, with tireless efforts, on March 11, 1975, journalists from ASEAN member states met the first time and announced the foundation of ASEAN Journalists Confederation (CAJ).
During 40 years of forming and developing, CAJ has brought into play the healthy, freed and responsible journalism; promoted j
ournalism career and reinforced professional relations among ASEAN journalists and other journalism organizations in the world.
Simultaneously, CAJ also has intensified the knowledge of ASEAN nations to reach prosperous, social justice and peace. The expectation, sentiment, affair and benefit of ASEAN people also has informed by CAJ , which has made the international people to enrich understanding and appreciation of these countries. Huyen Chi