CAJ executive board members conference was held in Hanoi in December 2014 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 18th General Assembly of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) will take place in Vietnam on November 27 with the participation of delegates from ASEAN and international organisations.

A ceremony will be held on the same day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the CAJ, the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) said on November 25.

The year 2015 holds a significant meaning in the history of development of the ASEAN and CAJ given the establishment of the ASEAN Community at the end of the year.

The VJA will launch a photo contest highlighting the active engagement of ASEAN journalists in raising public awareness of climate change.

Established in 1975, the CAJ is comprised of journalist associations of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. The VJA joined the confederation in 1995, the same year when Vietnam became an ASEAN member.

The CAJ is the largest press organisation in the region, which has set itself the goal of promoting free and responsible journalism in the bloc and increasing mutual understanding among ASEAN member nations for prosperity, equality, and peace in the bloc.-VNA