About 20 newsroom chiefs, editors and journalists from media organisations in the Asia News Network (ANN) opens a two-day meeting in Hanoi on September 18.

The meeting is hosted by the network, Vietnam News and the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

The meeting aims to enhance co-operation among the 22 members of the network to improve news coverage of events in the region.

Discussions will include updates on developments in newsrooms, archive services for ANN members and the organisation's strategy for the next year. It will also explore the recent development of new media platforms using digital content, video sharing and e-paper.

Delegates will meet Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Pana Janviroj from Thailand, executive editor of ANN and President of The Nation, said technology now allowed the media to do many things, so co-operation among ANN members did not need to be location-based like in the past.

He said ANN wanted to revise and establish new media platforms to better take advantage of technology.

Janviroj said issues affecting Vietnam are of significant interest to readers in the region.

ANN is a consortium of 22 newspapers spanning 19 countries and territories.-VNA