The assembly from November 21 – 23 discussed orientations in the nexttwo years and emphasised the intensification of its operation to unitejournalists in the region, contribute to the development of ASEAN and afree, healthy and responsible journalism.
Participants raised amendments and supplements to CAJ’s regulations andagreed to accelerate the admission of associations of Cambodia, Myanmar,and Brunei.
They also agreed to establish a CAJ journalism training centre in Indonesia and set up a website for the organisation.
At the concluding session, the National Union of Journalists Malaysiahanded over the CAJ’s chair to the National Press Club of thePhilippines (NPC) for the next two-year tenure. NPC President BennyAntiporda was elected as the CAJ Chairman.
VicePresident of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) Ha Minh Huepledged to work with other CAJ members for the organisation’sdevelopment.
Founded in 1975, CAJ includesjournalists’ associations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, the Philippines,Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam. The VJA became its member in 1996.-VNA
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