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ANF Sept/Oct 2013

ANF Sept/Oct 2013

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The Daily Star

The Argumentative Daily

"The newspaper's future lies in authenticity and credibility. Although people receive news from many sources, they will ultimately believe the brand they trust. There is no future for the news media unless they can maintain their ethical journalism" - Mahfuz Anam

The launch of The Daily Star in January 1991 immediately followed the restoration of democracy in Bangladesh after almost 10 years of an autocratic regime run by the military. Relying on traditional journalism ethics powered by modern publishing techniques, the new daily rapidly reached a dominant position, which it still holds today. Mahfiz Anam, the editor and publisher, believes that thriving on the new digital platforms will depend on the news media's ability to continue providing readers with quality independent journalism.

Digital Media Asia 2013

Hot Digital Trends

WAN-IFRA's Digital Media conferences showcase how cutting-edge media organisations are currently using the most advanced digital media platforms for syndicating and monetising news content. With sister conferences in Europe, India and Latin America, Digital Media Asia (DMA) 2013 will explore the hottest international trends in digital media. Media executives from around the globe will share their best practices and insights on online content monetization, digital advertising, social media, tablet publishing, big data, online video and other recent digital innovations. 

Trade News

Hankyoreh chooses CCI

Hankyoreh Media Group (HMG), one of Korea’s leading media organizations, has signed an agreement for a CCI NewsGate system supporting multi- channel publishing of Korean-language (Hangul) content.

SCMP installs new GEOMAN

Brilliant star Printing services, a subsid- iary of south China Morning Post Pub- lishers Limited, has recently installed a new manroland web systems GeOMaN press. The printing house’s main prod- uct is the free sheet “am730”.

Yahoo! settles lawsuit with SPH

Atex gains ground in India

Business News

Fairfax reports $16.4m loss

Fairfax Media has announced a loss of $16.4 million over last financial year on revenue of AuD 2,033.8 million – a drop of 8.2 per cent on revenue.

SPH teams up with Telenor and schibsted

Tablet sales in Vietnam up 233%


Ferag targets Asia with new developments

During a Customer Event Day held in September in Hinwil, Switzerland, Ferag CEO Jürg Möckli announced the launch of two new products for conveying and bundling newspapers ‒ the High Performance Conveyor (HPC) and the High Performance Stacker (HPS). In addition, the company has further developed key features of its MiniSert inserting line, which was introduced in 2012.

Press Freedom

Golden Pen laureate freed from prison

The Independent Chinese Pen Centre has announced last month that Chinese Journalist Shi Tao, the 2007 laureate of WAN-IFrA’s Golden Pen of Freedom award, had been released from jail by the Chinese authorities.

Hong Kong showcases democratic pedigree by its handling of the Edward Snowden case

Vietnam detains three bloggers


Is the reader a customer, or vice versa?

It was the sculptor and typeface designer Eric Gill who said “The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.”

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Nurul Fitriyana


2013-12-05 09:19

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