Asia News Network (ANN) is the leading regional alliance of news titles striving to bring the region closer, through an active sharing of editorial content on happenings in the region.
Born as a grouping of nine media titles in March 1999, ANN now includes 23 leading titles, based in major capitals of the region. The network’s members hail from the 10 Southeast Asian economies as well as several other locations in East and South Asia.
Twenty one years after the existence of the voluntary alliance, members of the grouping agreed to formally register it as a company limited by guarantee in Singapore, in February 2020.
With the formation of the new company – Asia News Network Ltd – the grouping will widen its activities to include joint projects, webinars and events.
ANN was formed to promote the coverage of Asian affairs through Asian journalists, for readers in Asia. Given the growing significance of the region, and interest in the work of its titles, ANN will seek to meet the needs of a wider audience.