Wednesday , October 20 2021

15th Asia Media Summit begins in New Delhi

Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani on Thursday delivered the inaugural address at 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi.

The theme of the two-day Summit is  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.’ Represenatives from 29 countries are participating in the Summit. An array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting will be discussed during the two-day long summit. At the occasion, the union minister underlined the need to dehyphenate the need to generate revenue and the importance of retaining talent in the media industry. 

Smriti Irani also said that soon India will have over 90 crore internet users and the statistics warrant the importance of having proper rules, ethics and laws in place to ensure there is no monopoly of one dominant player in the industry. 

Bangladesh delegate Hasanul Haq Inu said that South Asian region needs to fight cyber crime. He stressed the importance to formulate a digital security act.

Minister of Information from Cambodia, Dr. K. Kanharith said that India is a big market market of traditional journalism. He highlighted the ways in which new media and the traditional media can work together.

Dr. Vishnu, the delegate from Nepal said that this media summit will give us more opportunity to work together in the coming days.

Director General, International Department and Advisor to President, IRIB, Iran Dr. Abbas Naseri Taheri had a word of advise for users of social media.

Director general of Indian Institute of Mass Communication KG Suresh said that we should create awareness about the impact of fake news among the audience.

The two-day summit will discuss an array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting.

The theme of the Summit is ‘Telling our Stories – Asia and More’, represenatives from 40 countries are participating in the Summit.

The AMS 2018, an annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) Kuala Lumpur, is a prestigious summit in the Asia Pacific Region and India is hosting the event for the first time.

The Summit, with the theme `Telling Our Stories – Asia and More’ is having participants representing organizations like Ministries responsible for Information and Broadcasting in the Asian region, International Organizations UNESCO, FAO, UN;  Regulators; Radio and Television broadcasting companies both national/ public and private broadcasters; Television channels and networks, Institutes/Academies of Communication, Media Research; Community Radio groups; Press and Media, and broadcast equipment manufacturers.

The Summit is aimed at encouraging regional and bilateral dialogue and cooperation to respond to challenges to the broadcasting sector in the region. It would provide a unique opportunity for broadcasters in the Asian region to share their thoughts on software and hardware aspects of Broadcasting.

In the concluding session, World Television Awards 2018 would be presented by Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs & Sports, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The Closing Ceremony would witness the handing over of the baton for hosting the next Asia Media Summit to Philippines.

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