Focus On

A resource for journalists to find stories and sources.

At Asia Research News, we have a strong network of researchers at institutes throughout Asia and beyond. Every couple of months we highlight ongoing research and expertise around one theme or topic. Journalists are welcome to contact researchers directly, or reach out to us if you need help finding a source. If you are a researcher and would like to be added to a Focus On, please contact us. We are at: [email protected] 


Experts are prepared to speak with the media about a wide range of natural disasters, policy and related research.




COVID-19 Virology & Public Health

Virology and public health experts are prepared to speak with the media about the COVID-19 pandemic.



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COVID-19 Economic & Social Impacts

Experts are available to speak with the media about the pandemic's economic impacts, the situation in developing countries, tourism, travel, and spread of information.




In line with the publication of Asia Research News 2020, we kick off the Focus On series with the brain. Research ranges from basic structure and function, to technology, diseases and treatments.