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Asian Media Awards Presented in Gala Ceremony

Asian Media Awards Presented in Gala Ceremony


The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Singapore Press Holdings and The New Straits Times (Malaysia) were among the top winners of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)'s annual Asian Media Awards, which were presented tonight (29 April) in a gala ceremony hosted in Bangkok by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and opened by H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand.

 In their 13th edition, WAN-IFRA's annual Asian Media Awards gathered a record of 595 entries from countries all over Asia and the Middle East competing for excellence in printing quality, design, infographics, photography , editorial content, newspaper marketing and community service. The Best in Print Awards were sponsored by manroland web systems.

Thirty-two judges from international media companies in 17 countries evaluated the entries in the past months to select the 45 awards winners honoured at Publish Asia's Gala Dinner tonight.

The full list of winners can be found at

Held for the fourth time in Bangkok, Publish Asia is WAN-IFRA's premier conference in the Asia-Pacific region and the Asian Media Awards gala dinner is one of the highlights of the events. The unique conference format features a CEO conference, a Newsroom Summit, Printing Summit, an Advertising Summit and other events. Follow the events on Twitter, #publishasia

Publish Asia 2015, which was opened on April 28 with an address by Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Thai Minister of Tourism & Sports, at a Welcome Reception hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, gathered more than 300 media executives from 32 countries.  It featured over 40 top Asian and international speakers including Kirk MacDonald, Vice President of Sales at Digital First Media, Pit Gottschalk, Managing Director of Content Management at Axel Springer, Helena Phua, Executive Vice President - APAC at the  International New York Times, JeongDo Hong, CEO of JMNet, Mario Garcia, CEO of Garcia Media, Vachara Vacharaphol, CEO, TrendVG3, and Frédérique Lancien, Digital and New Business Director, Groupe L'Equipe.

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WAN-IFRA is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

Learn more about WAN-IFRA at or through Asian Newspaper Focus at

Inquiries to: Gilles Demptos, Director, Asia, WAN-IFRA, Singapore, +65-65628443,

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