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Asia Media Summit 2022

Government of Republic of Fiji is parterning with AIBD for upcoming first-ever virtual Asia Media Summit from 23-26 May 2022.

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As the world faces the ominous phenomenon of war, insecurity and terrorism, media assumes a huge task of promoting peace, friendship, morality and spirituality.

It has the responsibility to “combat any act which seeks to create phobia towards religions.”  It also has to “ceaselessly combat injustice as the root cause of terrorism” in different parts of the world,  Dr Abdolali Ali Askari, President of AIBD General Conference, and President, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, said in his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony of the 14th Asia Media Summit from 6-7 June 2017 in Qingdao, China.

As the world faces the ominous phenomenon of war, insecurity and terrorism, media assumes a huge task of promoting peace, friendship, morality and spirituality.

It has the responsibility to “combat any act which seeks to create phobia towards religions.”  It also has to “ceaselessly combat injustice as the root cause of terrorism” in different parts of the world,  Dr Abdolali Ali Askari, President of AIBD General Conference, and President, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, said in his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony of the 14th Asia Media Summit from 6-7 June 2017 in Qingdao, China.

He cited the recent terrorist attacks in London and Kabul that led to the death and injury of tens of innocent persons.  This phenomenon, he said, reflects “human societies’ failure for sufficient development aimed at peaceful coexistence.”  He voiced his regret and extended sympathy to the victims of these events.

Speaking about the Internet, Dr Askari says this super-media platform is being used to “act as a hall for global dialogue aimed at convincing the world to accept the norms created by major powers.”  He said that amidst its advantages, the Internet has “shaped interventions in the cultural, political, social and economic ecosystems as well as lifestyle by going beyond the borders of countries.”  He called for a regional and global consensus to maximise the use of Internet-based media and at the same time minimise its harm.   

While acknowledging the benefits of satellite media in expanding coverage of various geographical zones with various cultures, Dr Askari also cited cultural distortion taking place in some countries.

“It seems that a global consensus for observing the cultural circumstances of every nation is a necessity with regard to the process of sustainable development,” he said.

He urged AIBD and its partners like the UN and affiliated bodies such as UNDP, UNESCO and even ITU to put this concern on its agenda.

As the world faces the ominous phenomenon of war, insecurity and terrorism, media assumes a huge task of promoting peace, friendship, morality and spirituality.

It has the responsibility to “combat any act which seeks to create phobia towards religions.”  It also has to “ceaselessly combat injustice as the root cause of terrorism” in different parts of the world,  Dr Abdolali Ali Askari, President of AIBD General Conference, and President, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, said in his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony of the 14th Asia Media Summit from 6-7 June 2017 in Qingdao, China.

Preamble:

Mindful of the pressing challenges facing our world, among them, poverty, conflict, socioeconomic inequality, environmental degradation and climate change that call for urgent and concerted action to accelerate development and progress in our society;

Noting that there are several creative and innovative mechanisms to achieve sustainable development, appropriate to every country’s own needs, expectations and pace of development, and demanding participation and support from government, private sector, civil society, local communities, families and individuals alike;

The  14th Asia Media Summit (AMS), opened in Qingdao, China on the  6thof June, ended on the  8th of June.  With the theme ‘Media on the Frontline of Global Development’, the Summit focused on the many important roles media play in promoting sustainable development besides presenting dialogues and debates on a series of hot topics. Most importantly the AMS passed the Qingdao Declaration on Media and the World’s Sustainable Development.  Delegates to the Summit hailed it as a new starting point for efforts in promoting the world’s sustainable development, and further enhancing ties between media organisations in the Asia-Pacific region and those of the world.

China’s Vice Premier Madame Liu Yandong delivered the keynote address in the Inaugural Session, attended by more than 450 delegates including government leaders, executives and experts from media organisations in Asia-Pacific and the world. The summit also provided the platform for UN and UNESCO officials to deliver special messages from Deputy Secretary-General of UN Madame Amina J. Mohammed and Director-General of UNESCO Madame Irina Bokova.

AIBD is pleased to confirm the following speakers for the Asia Media Summit to be held in Qingdao, China from 6 - 8 June 2017, and urge you to register online by 10th May 2017.

1. Speakers Confirmed

  • Ms Jiang Hua, Director, News and Media Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations
  • Dr Marielza Oliveira, Director and UNESCO Representative to the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea
  • Mr Shantha Retnasingam, Chief, Section for Mobilizing Resources from Multilateral and Private Partners, Bureau of strategic Planning, UNESCO
  • Ms Valerie Cliff, UNDP Asia-Pacific Deputy Regional Director and Director of the Bangkok Regional Hub
  • Hon. Mr Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, Minister of Information, Bangladesh
  • H.E. Dr Pe Myint, Union Minister for Information, Ministry of Information, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Hon. Jose Ruperto Martin M. Andanar, Secretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippines
  • H.E. Afamasaga Lepuiai Rico Tupai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of the Indepenent State of Samoa
  • Hon. Abdullahi Majeed, Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Maldives
  • Hon. Ybhg. Dato’ Sri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia
  • Hon. Dato’ Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Dr. Javad Mottaghi, Secretary-General, ABU

    And many more..

2. Deadline for Registration for AMS

The deadline for AMS 2017 online registration is 10th May 2017. If you have not done this, please register online as soon as possible at the link here. Kindly note that Chinese Visa application may take at least 3 weeks.