“We can’t create new law every time we have new case, but a strong leadership, a strong determination, a strong teamwork and a joint effort,” said Dr. Khieu Kanharith, minister of information, Cambodia. He was giving his keynote address at the Media Dialogue on ‘Disinformation, Legislation, and Freedom of Expression’, organised by Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Cambodia.
By Monica Phang
AIBD Programme Manager
Journalists need to anticipate various kind of potential risks that they would encounter while covering events. The Managing Director of Lazarus Training Ltd, United Kingdom, Mr Alistair Hollington said media organisations should plan and outline the basic of risk assessment before deploying their personnel to cover any events in the field. Sharing his expertise at a webinar on Safety for Journalists, he pointed out that ‘journalists should report the news, don’t be the news’.
AIBD webinar on Crisis Communication was organised on 14 May 2020.
In collaboration with Prasar Bharati (India) and MDEC (Malaysia), AIBD organized a webinar on “Managing Cybersecurity during COVID-19” on 5 May 2020, in which top regional shared their experiences and gave awareness on recent cybersecurity challenges observed during the time of COVID19. Over 200 broadcasters from 30 countries attended the webinar.
Mr Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU delivered his keynote on “Building trust in digital world @COVID19” in which he discussed the recent initiatives and achievements of ITU.
Ms Philomena Gnanapragasam, Director, AIBD discusses the recent initiatives & achievements of AIBD during COVID19 crisis, and how institute is helping regional media orgnaisations. This interview was broadcasted by Bernama TV Malaysia on 6th May 2020.
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