AMS 2015 : Parallel Session 2



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Day 1 - Tuesday, 26th May 2015

1400 - 1530 : Parallel Session 2: Facilitating Citizens’ Engagement during Elections

Social media offers opportunities for openness, participation, collaboration and interactivity that facilitate citizens’ engagement. Its many platforms can be useful during elections. Citizens can ask questions and solicit information on issues and events that affect their lives. They can participate in debate and discussion, and share their insights and feedback critical for the functioning of a healthy society. To what extent have social media platforms impacted elections and political agenda setting, particularly in countries with different media systems, different political systems and different population sizes? How can broadcasters interlink effectively with social media as a place of conversation for electoral issues and personalities? What are some best practices?


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joanne Lim Bee Yin
Deputy Head, School of Modern Languages and
Cultures, and Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of
Communications and Culture, University of
Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia


H.E. Ye Htut
Minister, Ministry of Information, Myanmar
Mr C.K. Jain
Deputy Director General (IR), Doordarshan, India
Mr Nouzab Fareed
Group Chief Executive Officer, Fijian Holdings
Limited (FHL), Fiji
Mr Meriba Tulo
Senior Reporter and Programme Presenter,
EMTV, Papua New Guinea