Asian Media Awards Presented at Publish Asia 2014 Gala Dinner

wanifraHONG KONG, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Star (Malaysia), The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore) and The New Straits Times (Malaysia) were among the top winners of the annual Asian Media Awards presented last night (24 April) in a gala ceremony in Hong Kong by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

In their 12th edition, WAN-IFRA’s annual Asian Media Awards saw a record of 534 entries from 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.

No less than 29 judges from international media companies evaluated these entries in the past months in order to select the 45 awards winners who were honoured at Publish Asia’s Gala Dinner last night.

The full list of winners can be found at

Held for the first time in Hong Kong, 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 Seminars, an Advertising Summit and other events; summaries of conference presentations can be found on the conference blog at:

Publish Asia 2014, which was opened yesterday morning by the Honourable Mr. Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, gathered over 400 media executives from 29 countries.  It featured over 40 top Asian and international speakers such as Michael Golden, The Vice Chairman of The New York Times; Scott Lamb, VP International of Buzzfeed; Cassian Cheung, CEO of NextMedia; Patrick Daniel, Editor in Chief English & Malay Newspapers at Singapore Press Holdings; Wong Chun Wai, CEO, Star Publications and Mark Little, Founder and CEO of Storyful.

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