LAHORE - The 10th annual meeting of Executive Board of Asia News Network (ANN) is being held in Thailand (Bangkok) from March 5-8. Editors of all member publications, of which The Nation is also a member, are attending the four-day meeting. ANN is a network of national daily newspapers published in Asian cities, organised to provide avenues for cooperation and to optimise coverage of major news events in the region. The Nation is the only newspaper from Pakistan, which is member of this network. The networking of newspapers in Asia was first discussed informally by the Asian Editors who participated in the first Asian-German Editors Forum organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Manila. Encouraged by the warm fellowship among them and the success of the forum, the Editors decided that a more permanent professional and business relationship be pursued not only among themselves but among their respective publications with the goal of improving the coverage of Asian affairs by Asian media. In March 1999, ANN was born to enhance and improve news coverage of Asian affairs, and to provide member newspapers with reliable access to news sources in Asia, besides promoting the professional development of journalism in the region.