Stellar Lineup of Speakers at AMS 2013

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 16:40

AMS 2013 Day One (29 May) offers an impressive mix of speakers from a variety of backgrounds, be in the broadcast industry, academia, NGO’s and other international organizations. Join us in this select gathering as we deliberate and debate on the most pressing issues facing the world of broadcasting!

Plenary Session 1

Media and Diversity: The Way Forward

Diversity makes a society richer, offering people a kaleidoscope of art forms, religious practices, and languages. It can make a country stronger and better in dealing with the new global economy. While new communication technologies offer more choices and opportunities for cultural expression and dialogue, these have also limited access and content sources as well as concentrated ownership, thus highlighting the need for more efforts to promote cultural diversity. How do we preserve concepts of identity and social bonds within communities and cultures while promoting local cultural expression and local languages? What role can public radio and television services play to address stereotypes and prejudices? How can we improve media coverage of cultural diversity? What are some best practices?
 
 
Chairperson
Dr. Michael McCluskey
International Media and Broadcast Consultant, Australia
 
 
Speakers
 
Dr. Aristides Katoppo
President Director, Sinar Harapan Persada, Indonesia
 
 
 
Mrs. Usha Bhasin
Officer on Special Duty, Doordarshan (DD), India
 
 
 
Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui
Director General, Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Tunisia
 
 
 
Mr. Yang Fuqing
Deputy Controller, China Central Television (CCTV), China
 
 
Parallel Session 1: Taking More Action for Sustainable Development: Can Media Help?
 
The recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, more known as Rio+20 Earth Summit in 2012 has raised more concerns and expectations in dealing with an accelerating ecosystem degradation and increasing number of climate-induced extreme weather events. Compounding these problems are the global financial crisis, food and water scarcity, and volatile oil prices. As these multiple crises continue to become the dominant stories, can old and new media help build the capacity of a growing human population to live peacefully and sustainably on this planet? Can media urge governments and citizens to commit more strongly to a sustainable society?
 
 
Chairperson
Mr. Murtaza Solangi
Former Director General, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Pakistan
 
 
Speakers
 
Mr. Parni Hadi
Founder and Publisher, Dompet Dhuafa and former President Director of Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), Indonesia
 
 
 
Prof. Hubert Gijzen
Director, Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO
 
 
 
Mr. Memafu Kapera
Managing Director, National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Papua New Guinea
 
 
 
Dr. Young-Woo Park
Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
 
 
 
Dr. Salima Jan
Research Scientist, Educational Multimedia Research Centre, University of Kashmir, India

Parallel Session 2: Media Literacy: Fulfilling Its Mandate
 
Initiatives on media literacy programs in order to gain critical autonomy relationship with all media in Asia-Pacific have been wanting. In some countries, media literacy in schools is subsumed in other subjects. Others emphasize acquiring production skills to help people understand, produce and negotiate meanings in a culture made up of powerful images, words and sounds. How can we promote and expand media literacy? Can we extend emphasis to other areas such as building an informed citizenship, aesthetic appreciation and expression, social advocacy, self-esteem, and consumer competence? What are some best media literacy practices?
 
 
Chairperson
Mrs. Nathalie Labourdette
Head, EUROVISION ACADEMY, Switzerland
 
 
Speakers
 
Mr. Jose Maria G. Carlos
Associate Prof., Department of Media Studies, Faculty of Arts & Letters, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
 
 
 
Dato’ Adilah Shek Omar
Director, Tun Abdul Razak Institute of Broadcasting & Information (IPPTAR), Malaysia
 
 
 
Prof. Dr. Laode M. Kamaluddin
President, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung (UNISSULA), Indonesia
 
 
 
Dr. Murray Green
Media Development & Legal Policy Adviser, Australia
 
 
 
Prof. Mohsen Banihashemi
Dean, Faculty of Communication, Media University, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Iran

 

Plenary Session 2
 
Dealing with Ethics: Are Existing Models Effective?
 
As audiences become more demanding and discriminating, broadcast organizations will need to pursue a healthier mechanism to deal with ethical complaints and violations. Existing models include state regulation, self-regulation and co-regulation. Are they still valid and effective? Are codes of ethics making sense to promote professionalism? Do we need a more robust organization to enforce media ethics? Is there a role for the state in a self-regulatory system? What is a better alternative?
 
 
Moderator
Associate Prof.Martin Hadlow
Secretary General,Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore
 
 
Panelists
Dr. Venkat Iyer
Barrister & Media Law Consultant, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
 
 
 
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi
President, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and General Manager, HUM TV, Pakistan
 
 
 
Mr. Li Peichun
Deputy Director, English Service, China Radio International (CRI), China
 
 
 
Mrs. Soondaree Devi Soborun
Deputy Director General, Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Mauritius
 
 
 
Mr. Vorasack Pravongviengkham
Deputy Director General, Lao National Radio(LNR), Laos