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 22 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.

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Shefali Rekhi

Editor & Director, Asia News Network


Mahfuz Anam
Editor-in-chief & Publisher, The Daily Star
ANN Chairman
Rinzin Wangchuk
Anafiah binti Omar
General Manager
Borneo Bulletin
Ly Tayseng
Publisher & CEO
The Phnom Penh Post
Teav Sarakmony
Rasmei Kampuchea
Qu Yingpu
Publisher and Editor-in-chief
China Daily
Ravindra Kumar
Editor & Managing Director,
The Statesman
M. Taufiqurrahman
Chief editor
The Jakarta Post
Michinobu Yanagisawa
Managing Editor
The Japan News
Thonglor Duangsavanh
Vientiane Times
Kuik Cheng Kang
Sin Chew Daily
Esther Ng
Group Chief Content Officer
The Star
Batbold Erdenechimeg
Go Go Mongolia
Min Thaw Htut
Executive Director
Eleven Media
Biswas Baral
The Kathmandu Post
Zaffar Abbas
Juliet Labog Javellana
Associate Publisher
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Yang Sung-jin
Editorial Writer
The Korea Herald
Prabath Sahabandu
The Island
Jaime Ho
The Straits Times
Surisa Srikunsab
Assistant Managing Editor
The Nation
Nguyen Minh
Viet Nam News
Pana Janviroj
ANN Eminent Member & former President, Nation Multimedia Group
Shefali Rekhi
Editor & Director, Asia News Network & ANN editor, The Straits Times