AMS 2012: Parallel Session 1 - 2003 Bangkok Declaration: What Next?

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 15:59

Day 1 - Tuesday, 29th May, 1600 - 1730

Parallel Session 1: 2003 Bangkok Declaration: What Next?

In May 2003, the 1st Conference of Ministers of Information and Broadcasting from Asia-Pacific was held in Bangkok to identify how public service broadcasting in the region could respond to the changing media environment. It served as a thematic debate and regional preparatory meeting for the World Summit on Information Society held in Geneva in 2003. The conference produced the 2003 Bangkok Declaration that offered recommendations to address challenges of media globalization, cultural diversity, viability of public service broadcasting, information divide and human resource development. Have broadcasters fulfilled their mandate under the Bangkok Declaration? Where are the gaps and opportunities? What new roles, new approaches and new partners can we pursue to move the Bangkok Declaration forward?


Mr Jose Maria G. Carlos
Media Consultant, Philippines



Mr Thepchai Yong
Managing Director, Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS),
Mr Yang Binyuan
Director, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)


Mr Hervé Michel
Director of International Affairs, France Televisions, France
Mr Anothai Udomsilp
Director of Academic Institute of Public Media, Thai Public
Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS), Thailand


Dr Eun-Ju Kim
Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Thailand
Mrs Soondaree Devi Soborun
Deputy Director General, Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC),
Mr Abubakar Bobboyi Jijiwa, MFR
Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Nigeria