Confederation of ASEAN journalists

About CAJ (Confederation of ASEAN Journalists)

Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) is one of the oldest and most active regional media organizations in Southeast Asia.  It was established as a forum for cooperation among ASEAN journalists in 1975, eight years after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was set up.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

ASEAN journalists call for joint efforts to battle fake news

ASEAN journalists call for joint efforts to battle fake news

Recognizing fake news as a global challenge, media representatives of ASEAN countries agreed today that the fight against falsehoods and disinformation must be a joint effort of all stake-holders in their societies.

Opening remarks “The Rise of Fake News and How to Deal with It” by Mr. Thepchai Yong, CAJ president on August 20, 2018

Opening remarks “The Rise of Fake News and How to Deal with It” by Mr. Thepchai Yong, CAJ president on August 20, 2018

First of all, let me welcome you all once again to the city of Bangkok. And I hope you had a good rest last night.

Welcome Speech by Mr.Pramed Lekpetch, CTJ president on June 17, 2018 at the Opening Ceremony of CTJ – LJA Working Visit Program

Welcome Speech by Mr.Pramed Lekpetch, CTJ president on June 17, 2018 at the Opening Ceremony of CTJ – LJA Working Visit Program

Your Excellency
Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports
Friends from ASEAN countries and China,
Ladies and gentlemen;

Welcome Speech by Mr. Thepchai Yong, CAJ president on June 17, 2018 at the Opening Ceremony of CTJ – LJA Working Visit Program

Welcome Speech by Mr. Thepchai Yong, CAJ president on June 17, 2018 at the Opening Ceremony of CTJ – LJA Working Visit Program

Your Excellency
Khun Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports
Journalist friends
Ladies and gentlemen;

NEWS & ARTICLES

Media must be voice of reason, urged CAJ president Thepchai Yong


The media can play an important role in providing a “voice of reason” to counter political bigotry and help voters make more informed decisions about which candidates to back in the general election next year, a seminar in Bangkok was told Thursday.
Veteran journalist Thepchai Yong said 7 million first-time voters are expected to cast their ballots in February, the month the already-delayed poll has been scheduled for.
Mr Thepchai, who is president of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists, said political parties will find ways of reaching out to them through platforms they are most comfortable with, ranging from radio and print news to social media.
However, he said the role played by public broadcasters is now more crucial than ever as less well-vetted media are clogged with “fake news and propaganda”.
Public broadcasters have an obligation to provide the “voice of reason that enlightens and can be trusted. Those that are free from commercial interest and the government’s influence will be able to provide [this] to counter political bigotry, especially during the election,” he said.
Mr Thepchai made the remarks at a seminar titled “Redefining Public Media Values” that was co-organised by the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS), Input and the Goethe Institute.

VJA Climate Change Training Workshop 2016

VJA Climate Change Training Workshop 2016

Place: Hanoi, Vietnam
Date: 28 – 30 September 2016

CAJ Board of Directors Meeting 2017

CAJ Board of Directors Meeting 2017

Place: Jakarta, Indonesia
Date: 5 – 8 January 2017

CAJ Working Group Meeting

CAJ Working Group Meeting

Place: Vientiane, Lao PDR
Date: 7 – 10 July 2016

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