By Jonathan Manthorpe. By Alison Tahmizian Meuse. By Nile Bowie and Matt Mulberry.
In their 17th edition, WAN-IFRA's annual Asian Media Awards attracted entries from countries all over Asia and the Middle East which competed for excellence in editorial content, design, infographics, photography, printing quality, newspaper marketing and community service. Over 30 judges from international media companies in 13 countries evaluated the entries in recent months to select the 39 award winners honoured at Publish Asia. Please see the list of winners here.
It broadcasts free-to-air domestically and as a subscription network  to 29 territories across Asia and Australia. CNA has the sixth widest reach among television news channels covering content indigenous to Asia, according to the most recent Ipsos Affluent Survey. CNA's other key business is the production of news and current affairs content in four languages, MalayEnglishMandarin Chinese and Tamil.
This award will be presented to entries whose overall design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition. This award recognizes articles published in a newspaper that demonstrate high standards of reporting. This award aims to recognize excellence in design, usefulness and clarity of information conveyed in both breaking and non-breaking news. This award is open to newspaper and wire service photographers as well as to freelancers working for these media, supplying work to either news, sports or feature agencies or providing content for websites affiliated with newspaper.
BAMA acknowledges the growing and persistent influence of different cultures and communities living in the UK. While some have carved a niche for themselves within the mainstream, many have contributed to their countries of origin as well through international coverage and contributing to various South Asian media houses. The Awards hopes to provide a platform and promote talent from the very vibrant South Asian community living in the UK.
The year-old executive photojournalist at The Straits Times won the silver award in the Best in News Photography category. The winning shot and other photos he took of the landmark summit last June have been featured in top news publications around the world including Time magazine, and even on a stamp by Singapore Post. I'm just someone who likes to take pictures, so to win another award is a little overwhelming," said Mr Lim.
New media is transforming the economic, political, legal, and everyday life of East Asia. In South Korea, video game tournaments make it to prime time television, whereas in North Korea, mobile phone users form secret networks. In Japan, social networks substituted traditional news in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe, while popular culture materials and fan practices from Japan spread all over Asia.
Dense populations, growing competition and rapid infrastructure growth But overcoming technical limitations and fragmentation are key challenges. A cultural insights expert argues that luxury brands must engage in regular 'cultural pitstops' to avoid errors like those made by Givenchy, Coach and Versace—and that there's no excuse for getting it wrong. The world-famous athlete and endorser displays dance moves that are not to be missed.
The placement also saw a significant investment from the Singapore-based technology firm Cloud Alliance, with other support coming from local institutions and existing shareholders. Esports Mogul operates Mogul Arena, a platform for organising esports competitions, and a gaming news website gamegeek. Southeast Asian streamer iflix has appointed Adeana Greenlee as global director of go-to-market and Tamim Fares as global director of engagement and monetisation.