> Experiential pedagogy
> Inquiry-based learning
> Hands-on instruction
The Asian Network of News & Information Educators, or ANNIE for short, is a not-for-profit organisation registered in Hong Kong.
We aim to facilitate a network of educators, journalists, media professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the field of media and information literacy across Asian countries.
Our goal is to develop and share educational resources that would help teachers and learners understand the complexity of information ecology in the Asian region.
We aspire to build a culture of connected instructors and inquisitive learners beyond borders. Through our network, we try to learn from each other.
What We Do
Collaboration: Projects & Research
We work on various media literacy projects with like-minded educators, journalists, and civil societies across Asia. We also organise workshops to exchange ideas and conduct research with academics.
Founder & Advisory Council
Our council consists of external advisors who guide the development of ANNIE. The Advisory Council provides strategic direction and leadership to support our mission and vision.
Associate Professor, Univ. of Hong Kong
Dean, Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, India
Santi Indra Astuti
Lecturer, Faculty of Communication Science, Islamic University of Bandung, Indonesia
Tempo Digital, Indonesia
Director, RMIT FactLab CrossCheck, Australia
Associate Professor, Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand
Yvonne T. Chua
Associate Professor of Journalism, Univ. of the Philippines - Diliman
Arus Academy, Malaysia
Phan Van Tu
Lecturer, Univ. of Social Sciences and Humanity, HCMC, Vietnam
Founder and CEO,
Associate, Smart News Media Research Institute, Smart News, Japan
Associate Director of Research and Program Management, School of Public Health, Brown University, USA
Correspondent, Reporting ASEAN, and PhD student, Louisiana State University
What Council Members Say
“ANNIE is an outstanding initiative and there is such a need to strengthen this network to serve media and media education in Asia.’’
"Annie Lab inspires [other students] to learn the process to find the truth... Media and news literacy are crucial skills for not only journalists but also ordinary people."
"I first started delivering news literacy curriculum for students under the leadership of Dr Kajimoto... and I completely changed course from broadcast reporting to news literacy and later verification, tracking and monitoring."
"Critical thinking is the backbone of Information and Digital Society. ANNIE shows the world what news literacy looks like, and what kind of impact we can achieve.’’
Santi Indra Astuti