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Global News Forum 2020 Podcast

COVID-19 and the challenge to journalism

Keynote Speaker Anthony Feinstein, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, details his Reuters Institute study showing one in four journalists is reporting ‘clinically significant’ anxiety as they cover the coronavirus pandemic while coping with its challenges. He is joined by a panel of ABU newsroom leaders:

  • Padma Angmo, Director Operations, DD News – India
  • Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, CEO, FBC – Fiji
  • Xu Zhaoqun, Head Domestic News Gathering, CGTN
  • Moderator: Miki Ebara, Executive Producer NHK World


The annual gala event celebrating the best of member contributions is back, bigger and bolder! As everything else in 2020, the Annual Awards will also be held virtually. This year also sees the introduction of two new categories to honour the great contributions by members. The awards ceremony will be held on 21 January 2021.

FEATURING: MTV-Asiavision Script Writing Training

All credit to MTV/MBC News First journalists for completing Asiavision’s Script Writing five-module virtual workshop. They put so much effort into their continuing development as journalists. We are delighted to see them adopt a new way of learning that combines virtual, online and face-to-face – a wonderful collaboration between broadcasters and journalists in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nepal and Australia.