Asian Correspondent

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Asian Correspondent
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Web address http://www.asiancorrespondent.com/
Type of site
News & blogging
Owner Hybrid News Limited
Created by James Craven (Managing Director)
Launched 19 October 2009
Current status Active

Asian Correspondent is an English language news website launched in October 2009 by Hybrid News Limited that combines articles by professional journalists, bloggers and news wire content in one website.[1] Asian Correspondent is the online partner for the Associated Press in Asia and provides breaking news, opinion pieces, and analysis for the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Correspondent, and its South American sister-site Latin Correspondent, were rebranded and relaunched in October 2015.[2]

Coverage

The website covers all of the Asia–Pacific region . It devotes special country sections to 16 countries: Australia, Burma, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Asian Correspondent reports on all major events in the region. In its first four years, the most popular stories on the site included the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance,[3] the 2014 military coup in Thailand[4][5][6] and this analysis[7] of what the repercussions for tourists, the boom of Telecoms towers in India,[8] the Thai New Year's Songkran festival,[9] a profile of Philippines' Davao City mayor, Rodrigo Duterte,[10] and the South Korea ferry disaster.[11]

Content

Asian Correspondent is a combination of news stories, analysis, and blog content, a format which has earned the website comparisons to the Huffington Post.[12] The site is divided in sections including News, Politics, Education, Media, Environment, Culture, Travel, and Technology.

Less than a year after its creation, in May 2010, Asian Correspondent hit the millionth visitor mark,[13] namely thanks to a surge in traffic due to a live blog[14] by Bangkok Pundit on the Red Shirt protests which drove 60,000 unique visitors to the site.

Correspondents

Asian Correspondent's contributors include professional journalists, academics, politicians, and bloggers. Asian Correspondent also publishes news stories provided by the Associated Press (AP) and Asia Sentinel.[15] Some of Asian Correspondent's notable contributors include:

In the media

Asian Correspondent is often quoted in other media. Qz.com has cited its content on multiple occasions, most recently in May 2014 for its coverage of the military coup[46] in Thailand, as well as in July 2013 for a story about bitcoin.[47]

References

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  3. "Search continues for Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370". 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-05-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Live blog of the coup". 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-05-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  6. "Timeland Coup Live". 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2014-05-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Thailand under martial law what does it mean for tourists?". 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2014-05-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "13 Telecom Tower Companies in India". 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  10. "A man of many names: Davao's controversial, colorful Mayor Duterte". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-05-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  20. "Wikileaks Saga Escalating in Australia". Asian Correspondent. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  38. "Mocking Indian". Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  39. "Nathan Schwartzman". Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  40. "New Mandala". Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  41. "Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay". Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  42. "Sean Kimmons". Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  44. "Sunil Adam". Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  45. "Zin Linn". Retrieved 2014-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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