AMS 2015 : Plenary Session 3



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Day 2 - Tuesday, 27th May 2015

0900 - 1030 : Plenary Session 3 : Defining and Implementing Legal and Regulatory Guidelines

As social media grows explosively, lawmakers and regulators grapple with important legal and regulatory issues to keep pace with the speed and impact of change. Guidelines to maximise social media’s benefits and protect the public and other stakeholders from its risks are critical. Broadcasters face a similar challenge as they increasingly use social media to inform, educate and influence their audiences and other stakeholders. What regulatory guidelines should be in place to handle the right to privacy, data protection, freedom of information, copyright infringement, and employee rights, among others? Should broadcast organisations do more self-regulation that will need a solid social media policy or should they prepare for more government regulation and stricter enforcement?


Dr. Ajith P. Madurapperuma
Director, Information and Communication
Technology Agency (ICTA), Sri Lanka


Ms Supinya Klangnarong
Commissioner, National Broadcasting and
Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand
Mr Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin
Head, Monitoring and Enforcement Division,
Malaysian Communications And Multimedia
Commission (MCMC), Malaysia
Mr Sanghun Lee
Director, Multilateral Cooperation Division,
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP),
Mr Alan de Guzman Alegre
Executive Director, Foundation for Media Alternatives
(FMA), Philippines
Mr Djoko Agung Harijadi
Expert Staff on Economic, Social, and Culture,
Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology (MCIT), Indonesia