The Asia-Pacific Information and Media Union (AIMU) is a non-governmental organization founded by information and media organizations in the Asia-Pacific region on an equal and voluntary basis. By establishing a platform for consultation, dialogue, and exchange of information among member organizations, AIMU aims to promote the exchange of information both in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. It also seeks to foster mutual understanding, exchanges, and cooperation across countries, peoples, and cultures in the region. Moreover, AIMU strives to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals, and work towards a more prosperous and peaceful world.
Together with several news organizations and media outlets around the world, we are planning to create a world-class news and information sharing platform that leverage the strengths of all the powerful media organizations in the world.
AIMU will realize the goal of a free flow of news stories and information around the world in an immediate and efficient manner. We aim to spread the most important news around the world within minutes.
Real-time updated. Our news sharing platform will be monitored 24 hours. It will be updated continuously throughout the day.
Based in the UN. This platform will be based in the United Nations (UN). As the hub of all governments around the world, the UN has the advantage that no other media organization could have in terms of acquiring information.
Global and comprehensive reporting. Any media organization, due to its size and the geographical limitations faced by its journalists, can only report news stories happening in certain regions, or reflecting its own views. As a world-class news sharing platform, AIMU is able to not only immediately report what is happening around the world in all aspects, but also provide comprehensive analysis of news events.
Speed. Once shared via the platform, any information will be widely broadcasted in every corner of the world within an hour.
A wide range of coverage. The platform will cover regions including Europe, America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. It will also cover all kinds of sectors including politics, economics, religion, and foreign affairs, etc.
Breakdown of copyright barriers. Since AIMU is a commonly recognized platform by world media organizations, any news stories and information published on the platform will be free of copyright issues. The original source of information will be identified, and the label of “AIMU” will be issued to every news story shared on the platform. This allows member organizations of AIMU to share information free of charge. The platform breaks down the existing barriers of information sharing among media organizations. It also avoids the problem that some of organizations’ news reporting become outdated due to copyright issues.
Our platform will form extensive and strong partnerships with major media organizations in both the Asia-Pacific region and other parts of the world, as well as various ethnic groups and communities. We expect that half of the world media organizations will join our platform. The platform will also provide multi-language news stories and information to better serve ethnic communities, such as the Jewish community, the Chinese community, etc.
AIMU will be based in the UN. To facilitate and strengthen the exchanges among global media organizations, it will hold an annual general meeting.