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Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Malaysia (KKMM) has invited AIBD members and partners to participate in the Asia Media Summit 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, as the AMS returns again to its original home in Malaysia after an absence of six years.

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The Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2014 has come to a successful close, leaving us with a clear message that much work has to be done to enrich our broadcasting experience. AIBD Director Yang Binyuan made the remarks at the closing of the AMS 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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In an era of ubiquitous connections, media regulations need to be open and innovative.“It’s an irreversible trend,” says Mr. Yan Chengsheng, Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, China, in his speech at the AMS plenary session on “Towards Robust and Effective Media Regulation: Opportunities and Challenges".

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Dr. Abdul-Aziz Bin Muhiuddin Khoja, Minister of Culture and Information on behalf of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia, has urged broadcasters to adopt and strengthen the principle of dialogue between Muslims and others that will enrich humanity.

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Local and foreign participants to the AIBD/ASBU Pre-Summit Symposium on Public Service Broadcasting prior to the Asia Media Summit 2014 have generated a list of recommendations that will enable PSBs to remain relevant and sustainable in the changing media landscape.

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AIBD has officially launched its latest publication entitled “ Media Ethics in the Age of Social Media,” designed to provide media organisations and media practitioners basic guidance on ethical matters. It deals only with ethical issues, not legal ones, though there is clearly an overlap between the two.

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Radio and TV programs should increasingly use social media to connect to their audiences. This should not be a passive experience but a meaningful connection. Mr. Justin Kings spoke about the value of social media at the AIBD/Eurovision Academy/CCTV Master Class on Social Media and TV Programmes.

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The Workshop on Media and Elections has kicked off the series of events leading to the 11th Asia Media Summit to take place from 6-8 May 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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The United Nations has commended the focus of the Asia Media Summit 2014 on media and diversity, saying that “the media have a duty to reflect the strength of this diversity, encourage freedom of expression and thought, and promote social harmony and resilience in the face of challenges.”

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AIBD Director Yang Binyuan says more than 400 broadcasters, new media experts and specialists will attend the 10th Asia Media Summit anniversary that will highlight discussion and debate on the many dimensions of diversity in enriching the broadcasting experience.

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