The Asia Media Summit 2012 kicks off its plenary sessions today with a discussion on how media can make a difference in addressing development issues such as food and water scarcity, inadequate educational and employment opportunities, limited access to health, and peace and security.
Recognizing that development has remained elusive for the world’s poor, the first session titled “ Media, Development, Conflict: Can Media Make a Difference” Summit will delve into the state of media reporting, best practices and gaps.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, and General Manager, International Relations of HUM TV, Pakistan will chair this session, while five speakers will share their views on this topic.
They are Zhao Houlin, ITU Deputy Secretary General, Yasser Abed Rabbo, Executive Committee Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Chairman of Palestine Public Broadcasting Commission, Mohd Naguib Razak, Director General of the National Film Development Corporation, Malaysia, Liu Cong, Deputy Controller, CCTV News, China Central Television, China, and Etinee Fiatte, Director General of Canal France International, France.
Five plenary sessions are lined up during the two-day conference.