Asia Media Conference 2016 on Friday in Dhaka

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20th October, 2016 04:43:46 printer

Asia Media Conference 2016 on Friday in Dhaka

The conference will discuss challenges to responsible and humanitarian journalism in the face crisis like recent surge in conflict and migration in the Bay of Bengal region.

The Asia Media Conference-2016 begins tomorrow in the city with the theme of "Reporting Humanitarian Emergencies and Crisis". The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) are jointly organizing the day-long event that includes different technical and thematic sessions on reporting and humanitarian issues.


State minister For Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam will inaugurate the program at Hotel Le Meridien in the capital at 9.30 am, ICRC and BCAB sources said here today.


Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Hafiz Ahmed Majumder, Head of Delegation of ICRC Ikhtiyar Aslanov, Regional Public Relation Adviser of ICRC Ms. Graziella Piccoli and DCSB President Angur Nahar Monty will speak at the inaugural session with Head of Communication of ICRC Omar sharif Ghyasy in the chair.


Later, two-panel discussions and separate questions answers session would be held on different topics of journalism. Ms. Jyoti Malhotra, Ms. Nithinand and Nizamuddin Hamidi will take part in the first panel discussion on "The Challenges to Responsible and Humanitarian Journalism" with Brian John Thomson in the chair.


Besides, Brian John Thomson Dewan Rai and Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan will discuss the issue of "The Threats and Opportunities in the Age of New media and Innovation" with Toufique Imrose Khalidi in the chair.


Eminent media personalities Irwan Nugroho, Myo Tha Htet, Prasad Dodangodage, Anis Alamgir, Rowena Paraan, Ms. Xingmei Zhong and Hartosh Singh Bal will also interact and share their experiences with the audiences.


The session will be concluded at 5.30 pm with the remarks of DCAB General Secretary Pantho Rahman and ICRC Deputy Head of Mission Boris Kelecevic. Earlier, the Asia Media Conference has held in the Indian capital New Delhi last year.