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After 7 years, AsiaNews goes digital only
Publication Date : 22-03-2013
AsiaNews bids farewell to print with its last edition to hit the newsstands today
AsiaNews, one of the most influential magazines in the region, bids farewell to print with its last edition to hit the newsstands today, March 22.
From a paper-and-ink audience, we move to the digital platform where we will continue to bring the most extensive extensive coverage on Asia by the people who know it best. From a fortnightly, AsiaNews' digital edition will be delivered straight to your gadgets--iPad, tablets, and smartphones--on a weekly basis starting April 12.
The magazine is produced by the world's largest alliance of leading English language newspapers in 19 countries, with 20,000 copies sold and distributed to selected carriers of Star Alliance. It is read by the movers and shakers of Asia, from top government decision makers, business executives, investors, analysts to expats.
Since AsiaNews was first launched on Feb 10, 2006, the regionally recognised magazine aimed to give readers a look on what’s happening in Asia at one glance.
The magazine carried in-depth coverage of news across Asia, from analyses of major political upheavals and economic developments to fascinating features on Asian culture, art and cuisine, a guide to the most hip travel destinations and a sweep of the most exciting festivals and events. The yearend "Asian of the Year" has been a prominent feature of the magazine, each year putting on the spotlight the most outstanding, extraordinary and controversial personalities in the region.
Soon, at no paper cost, we will be bringing you the same powerful combination of stories presented in a more innovative and creative way, as incisive text will be brought to life with more visuals designed for interactivity.
For now, we are delighted to offer you AsiaNews' final print edition, which looks at the cruelty behind shark fin soup and the brutal practice of hunting and bleeding sharks to death.
Another conservation issue that concerns Asia is the slaughter of elephants in Africa to meet increasing demand for ivory in Thailand. Calls have been growing to stop the hunt and killing of these animals for gastronomy and vanity.
Another form of vanity has turned South Korea into the capital for cosmetic surgery, with the influence of celebrities one of the factors cited why more people are turning to the knife or the needle.
A classic wonton vs sushi story shows the plight of small noodle shops in Hong Kong being eased out of business due to rising property prices while their sushi counterparts in Japan are able to survive...somehow.
In western Nepal, significant change is taking place among the women of Badi, one of the most heavily-discriminated and oppressed caste groups in the country, as they look ahead to brighter prospects.
In China, vice foreign minister Fu Ying breaks the glass ceiling by being the first spokeswoman in the history of the country’s top legislature.
Barriers are also being broken in the film world that used to be dominated by Hollywood. The West is now looking more and more toward the far east with Korean and Chinese directors and actors getting more opportunities.
Meanwhile, we look back to the Sars epidemic and how it caused panic and mayhem when it happened 10 years ago.
So many things could happen in a span of time and a decade ago, it would have been difficult to find cafés and casual eateries in Dhaka if you needed a break. These days, Bangladesh's capital is teeming with places where one can enjoy a fast meal, coffee and free WiFi.
Stressed out? It’s time to plan a detox trip to Bali, which boasts of many detox retreats offering...the perfect cure to the frazzled city life.
So, go, grab a copy of our latest print edition, definitely a collector’s item.