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Asian Experts Feature At Big Nadi Media Event

Experts from the Asian media are in Nadi tomorrow to Wednesday. They will help lead workshops and conference sessions as Fiji hosts the annual Pacific Media Partnership Conference for the
16 Nov 2014 10:15
Asian Experts Feature At Big Nadi Media Event

Experts from the Asian media are in Nadi tomorrow to Wednesday. They will help lead workshops and conference sessions as Fiji hosts the annual Pacific Media Partnership Conference for the first time.

The event at the Sheraton Fiji Resort is organised by Asia-Pacific’s leading organisation of broadcasters, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union [ABU] with Fiji’s Department of Information as host.

On the agenda are issues such as:

– Information communication technology integration;

– Journalism in modern media;

– Digital inclusion and economic empowerment of women;

– Public service media and broadcasting in Pacific countries.  The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, opens proceedings at 9am tomorrow, launching a series of pre-conference workshops.

Media Industry Development Authority [MIDA] chairman, Ashwin Raj, is the featured speaker at the opening of the main conference at 9am on Wednesday.

The conference will be closed at 5.30pm on Wednesday by one of the leading figures in Asia-Pacific broadcasting, Dr Javad Mottaghi. He is the secretary-general of the ABU and earlier spent 12 years heading the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development.

Dr Mottaghi is from Iran, where he held top positions with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in production, sports and news.

Speakers and workshop leaders through the three days include experts from Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand.

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation chief executive, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum features in a Pacific session on ‘Public Service Media and Broadcasting: Challenges and Opportunities.’

The Pacific Media Partnership website says the Fiji conference emphasis includes: ‘How to effectively address different areas of the community, using specific programming like news, sports and other disciplines.’

“Looking at how the media landscape is changing with the rapid changes of technology and innovation, the integration of new media concepts to reach out to wider audiences across borders, smaller and scattered nations like the Pacific Islands can benefit from this approach.”


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