About This Website
About This Website
ASEANnews.net is a venue for discussion of current news and issues around the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN), specifically those that touch on development and social issues related to its framework for regionalism and how it impacts on the daily lives of its constituency in South-east Asia.
This website aims to help create and encourage more space for reporting and analyses of development-related issues within ASEAN.
This focus stems from the recognition that while ASEAN gets a lot of mention in the media, news coverage of it is heavily focused on following its summits, annual meetings and high-profile events. This event-based definition of ASEAN-focused often leaves little room for in-depth analysis and investigation of the role and impact of ASEAN’s brand of regional integration, at a time when the 2015 date of the ASEAN Community nears.
ASEANnews.net features articles written by South-east Asian journalists, analysts and experts. They offer readers a mix of voices and views around current issues and trends relevant to South-east Asia’s key regional grouping and the development of its peoples.
The main sections of this website are:
-Features: articles done by journalists from ASEAN countries, including in-depth pieces that were written as part of the ‘Reporting Development in ASEAN’ series that gave birth to this site.
-Views & Points: commentaries, insights and opinion from foreign policy experts, analysts, and selected editorials from Asian and South-east Asian media
-ASEAN News Watch: stories and articles from other media and sources that focus on relevant and interesting ASEAN-related issues
-Around ASEAN: views from civil society and other groups, campaign and advocacy material related to ASEAN’s issues and work, relevant press statements and other pieces.
-What’s Up: updates on activities of the ‘Reporting Development in ASEAN’ news series and media programme.
Editor: Johanna Son
Editorial Assistant: Elaine Huang
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