New website for Asia News Network

Straits Times Editor Warren Fernandez (fifth from left) together with other editors of the Asia News Network at the launch of the new ANN web site, in Beijing.
Straits Times Editor Warren Fernandez (fifth from left) together with other editors of the Asia News Network at the launch of the new ANN web site, in Beijing.PHOTO: CHINA DAILY

Readers looking for news on Asia can now catch it on a new website.

Asia News Network (ANN), the regional media alliance of 21 newspapers, unveiled its new website and logo at a members' board meeting in Beijing yesterday. The new website, www.asianews.network, will highlight the best stories from member papers on a daily basis.

Readers can expect to get different points of view from around Asia on key happenings in the region. The site boasts a reader- friendly interface, and it can be accessed on mobile devices, too.

The new site is an effort by the network to reach readers interested in news on Asia.

The grouping plans to launch a daily newsletter soon.

ANN editors met in Beijing for two days - on Monday and yesterday - to discuss future directions for the 17-year-old network, amid rapid changes driven by technology and growing interest in stories on the region.

The alliance's member papers are based in 20 countries, and their total daily readership is estimated at 14 million. The Straits Times is a founding member of the grouping.

Besides The Straits Times, the network's Asean members are The Star (Malaysia), The Nation (Thailand), The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines), Vietnam News (Vietnam), Rasmei Kampuchea (Cambodia), The Brunei Times (Brunei), Vientiane Times (Laos), Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia) and the Eleven Media Group of Myanmar.

The other members of the grouping are China Daily (China and Hong Kong), The Japan News (Japan), The Korea Herald (South Korea), The China Post (Taiwan), The Statesman (India), The Daily Star (Bangladesh), Dawn (Pakistan), The Island (Sri Lanka), The Kathmandu Post (Nepal) and Kuensel (Bhutan).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2016, with the headline 'New website for Asia News Network'. Print Edition | Subscribe