On June 18, 2016 the EJN organised in Hong Kong a meeting of academics and journalism leaders from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea in co-operation with Hong Kong Baptist University. The results of this meeting saw the launch of the East Asia Media Forum, which will aim to promote media dialogues and co-operation to combat rising threats to journalism from propaganda in the region.
In December an EJN held meetings with academics, media leaders, journalists and media regulators in Beijing, Shandong and Guangzhou. Following the mission the EJN prepared a report for future activities and links with Chinese journalism and media which will provide for new initiatives for ethical training in China and the east Asia in 2017 and the years ahead.
In 2016 the EJN programme of support for ethics and self-regulation in Pakistan was launched in collaboration with International Media Support to work on the creation of a single, unified code of conduct for journalism in Pakistan. This is being led by the Coalition for Ethical Journalism in Pakistan which was launched as an EJN supporter three years ago.
On this page you will find details of the EJN’s activities in Asia and background on media ethics in the region.