East Asia Regional Media Programme
ASEAN Secretariat, 3 February 2010
Forty senior journalists from the East Asia region will soon come together in Jakarta to take part in a programme focusing on the role and work of the news media in reporting issues at the intersection of politics, religion and culture. This event, which will run from 8 to 11 March 2010, will feature senior figures from the media, politics and academia from the East Asia region and further afield.
Sessions will focus on subjects including the role of news media at the crossroads between cultures; coverage of wars and conflicts; media and democracy; and the daily challenges and opportunities facing journalists working on inter-cultural issues.
The programme will also consider how the media reports issues that intersect each other and ways to improve upon it. It will also create an opportunity for journalists from the region to share their views and experiences in this area; to extend their networks of regional industry contacts; and to build a sense of community within the media of the region.
The “East Asia Regional Media Programme 2010: Journalism at the Intersection of Politics, Religion and Culture” is the second of its kind. It is organised by the New Zealand Government, with co-funding from the European Union, as well as support from the East Asia Summit, the Government of Indonesia and the Indonesian Press Council. The first programme held, in November 2008, brought together 45 senior journalists and editors to discuss the coverage of sensitive regional issues.