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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Forum on Trends and Future of the Malaysian Mass Media

Assalamualaikum.

Dear fellow bloggers.

There will be a forum on ' Trends and Future of the Malaysian Mass Media' tomorrow at the Dewan Tunku Canselor, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

The following is the programme.

FORUM ON TRENDS AND FUTURE OF THE MALAYSIAN MASS MEDIA

30th October 2008 (Thursday), 8.00 a.m.

Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC), University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

8.00 – 9.00 am - Registration and Welcome Coffee

9.01 am - Arrival of Y.B. Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Hon. Minister of Information

9.10 am - Prayers

9.15 am - Welcoming Address by Datuk Rafiah Salim, Vice Chancellor, University Malaya

9.20 am - Official Opening by Y.B. Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Hon. Minister of Information

9.40 am - Session 1

TRENDS AND FUTURE OF THE MALAYSIAN MASS MEDIA

• Media’s role in National Development
• Ethics and the Rule of Law for Bloggers
• Re-examine the Role and Effectiveness of State owned Media
• Government’s Response to Challenges of New Media.

Moderator:
Prof. Dato Mohamad Abu Bakar
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University Malaya

Speakers :

Prof.Dr.Azizah Hamzah,
Head of Department,
Department of Media Studies, University Malaya

Assoc. Prof Indrajit Banerjee,
Secretary-General,
Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore

Mr. Bhag Singh,
Bhag Sulaiman & Co.,
Advocate & Solicitor

Datuk Azman Ujang,
Editorial Adviser BERNAMA

11.30 pm - Q & A Session

12.30 pm - Lunch


2.00 pm Session 2

TRENDS AND FUTURE OF THE MALAYSIAN MASS MEDIA

• Challenges posed by the Alternative Media
• Freedom of the Press versus Responsibility in a Developing country
• Free but Responsible Journalism
• Citizen Journalism versus mainstream Media in Development

Moderator: Mr.Zainon Ahmad, Political Editor, The Sun Media Group Sdn Bhd.

Speakers :
Dato’ Wong Chun Wai,
The Star, Group Chief Editor

Mr.Ahirudin Atan @ Rocky
Rocky Bru Blog

Mr Bob Teoh
Chief Editor
English Portal
Sin Chew Media Corporation Bhd

Puan Norila Daud
President, National Union of Journalists
Malaysia (NUJ)

4.00 pm - Q & A Session

4.30 pm - Refreshments

5.00 pm - End of Forum

Contact : Mr Balakrishnan Kandasamy
Tel: 03-79683204 / 79683201(P)
Email: balakrishan@moi.gov.my

Ms Norazah Muhamad Azha
Tel: 03-79683208 / 79683201 (P)
Email: norazah@moi.gov.my
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