‘Reporting ASEAN’ To Tell Unexplored Stories – ASEAN, Rockefeller Foundations

BANGKOK, Dec 31 – Talk of the ASEAN Community that comes into place in 2015 may be very much in the air, but a concrete understanding of what it means – and how it will affect our lives – remains fertile, unexplored ground for digging out stories. This is why two organizations – the Rockefeller Foundation and the ASEAN Foundation – are supporting the media program ‘Reporting ASEAN: 2015 and Beyond’. Its main components include a media fellowship and reporting series and a media forum on reporting on ASEAN issues in March 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. more ...

December 31, 2014 (0) comments

ASEAN labouring under outdated migration policies

MANILA, 19 Dec (East Asia Forum) - By the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to establish a single market and production base in the region. With an ASEAN overall workforce of more than 300 million people, the AEC will have strong implications in terms of labour migration and human resource development. By promoting efficiency gains and structural transformation, the AEC will shift the demand for labour skills across countries and sectors, based on evolving patterns of comparative advantages. As a result, labour migration is expected to increase, both within the region and with the rest of the world. more ...

December 20, 2014 (0) comments

Uni students told to learn ASEAN affairs

BANGKOK, 18 Dec (Bangkok Post) - Thai students must brush up on their knowledge of ASEAN affairs ahead of economic integration next year, while Thai universities should work more closely with their regional neighbours, Thammasat University's rector said yesterday. more ...

December 20, 2014 (0) comments

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