ANN Desk (Asia)

The members of the ANN News Desk is located in several Asian countries. Stories under this lable are written by the ANN Team.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Indeed, TB is nothing less than a public health emergency - and our leaders must treat it as such. We need to stop a disease that is silently but surely claiming the lives of so many people.

BANGKOK (ANN DESK) - Is populism defined by economics or culture? Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, experts have sought to understand populism, defined as a mass movement with anti-elite, authoritarian and often nationalist elements that are rooted in economic insecurity and identity politics.  

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - At the heart of all our discussions on diversity and cohesive societies is the basic question of how we are all to live together on this shared planet, and what each of us might do to make things a little better each day.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - In order to fully realise the enormous potential that cooperation presents, a constant dialogue aimed at deepening mutual understanding is necessary.

BANGKOK (ANN DESK) - What is the New Order? How do we deal with the myriad problems of inequality, climate change, technological disruption to jobs, de-globalization and fragmentation of society? If everyone protests to hold the rest of society at ransom, how is possible to govern?

CHICAGO (MEDILL/ANN) - Joie Chen, a former CNN journalist who is Northwestern University’s Director of Medill Programmes/Washington, was talking to the Global Seminar on Local News about how U.S. journalists feel besieged.

CHICAGO (MEDILL/ANN) - The financial pressures on local news are a worldwide problem, according to participants in the Global Seminar on Local News, co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill Local News Initiative and Germany’s Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA foundation.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - How to address such a threat is clearly a watershed moment in the globalisation of knowledge and electronic commerce.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - World Environment Day (June 5) was a good time to reflect on the existential threat of climate change.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Filipino sociologist and Inquirer columnist Randy David is being honored as this year’s grand winner of the Fukuoka Prize.