Ministers agree to take collective stand against disinformation

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:15

One of the major outcomes of the 16th Asia Media Summit in Siem Reap, Cambodia is the Angkor Anti-Fake News Initiative. During the sideline ministerial meeting all the six ministers agreed to take a collective stand on critical media issues and, in particular, to discuss a way forward in combating the spread of disinformation/fake news across media platforms, and its negative effects on society. 

 

SRI LANKAN MINISTER CALLS FOR FRUITFUL REPORTING AMID NEWS FABRICATION, STIFF COMPETITION

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:11

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera of Sri Lanka called on the media industry to provide accurate, fruitful and faster reporting instead of compromising values in the face of stiff competition.

With the emergence of new media and social media, he said a new generational group called millennials is now actively participating in shaping our society. He added that they are IT savvy, very interconnected, independent and powerful communicators.

India is new president of AIBD General Conference

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:07

India was elected as the new President of the AIBD General Conference during the 44th Annual Gathering/17th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 3 August 2018.

Sri Lanka was re-elected as the Vice President of the General Conference. 

The AIBD General Conference met from 2-4 August 2018 to discuss the Institute’s year-long performance as well as future strategies, and approve resolutions that impact its operations.

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