Asia Media Conference-09
Asia Media Forum has organised Asia Media Conference-09 in Bangkok from March 25 -27, 2009. The theme for the Asia Media Conference is "Media in the Time of Crisis".
We expect to have journalists, subject experts, civil society activists, and policy makers from Asia to participate in this second Conference of the Asia Media Forum (www.theasiamediaforum.org). Asia Media Forum is a unique network and platform of media practitioners across Asia.
The conference will discuss the implications of and proposal to address the ongoing crises in the arenas of Economy, Environment, Food and Governance. In Asia we are at the receiving end of a much deeper recession, increasing instance of terrorism, deficit of democracy and potential risk of conflict and natural calamities. All these will have implication for the Media - in terms of implications as well as responsibilities. The Asia Media conference will not only discuss the implications but also explore the proposals to address multiple forms of such crises.
An interface between media and civil society and academia can play a vital role in shaping public discourse on development, democratization and human rights.
Asia Media Conference will be a unique opportunity for journalists interact with fellow journalist and editors from different parts of Asia as well as with some of the most respected thinkers, academics and civil society leaders across Asia. We expect to have some of the most respected and eminent speakers- including Economists, Editors and Experts.
The Major Sessions will focus on :
a) Economic Crisis
b) Environmental Crisis
c) Crisis of Governance
d) Food Crisis.
This will be an exciting opportunity for media practitioners, civil society activists and academics to interact with each other and contribute to discourse and proposal to address the ongoing crisis. March will be also a great time to visit Bangkok. There is an added benefit of special discount airfare announced by the Thai Airways. This will be less US $ 300 for to and fro from various destinations in Asia to Bangkok.
A registration fee of US$ 150 for international participant will ensure three night hotel accommodation and conference lunches for three days.
We would request all those who would like to participate to send their names and other details as soon as possible,
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Look forward to hear from you. Once we receive this information from you, we will inform you as to how and where to send the registration fee.
Chair : Asia Media Conference Organising Committee
Chair: South East Asia Press Alliance
Group Assistant Editor : The Nation Group, Bangkok.
Chair: Asia Media Forum Centre
Editor; Samay, Kathamandu
Melinda de Jesus
Centre for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Coordinator, Asia Media Forum.
Senior Journalist, Mumbai
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