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Published on : Saturday, May 23, 2015
The summit, jointly organised by the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), Institut Penyiaran dan Penerangan Tun Abdul Razak (IPPTAR) and the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, will be discussing among others the interaction of broadcasters with the social media and its impact on broadcast operations and business, said a statement from the ministry.
The summit which will be attended by decision makers, media professionals, scholars, and stakeholders of news and programming not only from Asia and the Pacific region, but also from Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America, offers a wide range of opportunities to debate, examine and formulate a clear vision for the social media and pursue innovative strategies in dealing with this new media platform, it said.
Among the papers that will be presented are on journalism, ethics and social media, the social media’s landscape, trends and its future and making sense of big data and social data.
The Asia Media Summit, launched as an outcome of the 1st Conference of the Ministers of Information and Broadcasting in Asia and the Pacific region in May 2003 in Bangkok, Thailand, was for the first time held in Kuala Lumpur in 2004.
After the summit was held in Malaysia for five consecutive years, it was taken to other countries and now returns to Malaysia after six years.