Agenda

 

Conference Working Agenda

Venue: India Habitat Centre

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Note: *Agenda/speakers subject to change


AGENDA UPDATES

SEPTEMBER 9

FRIDAY SESSION TWO
Group 4
3:55-4:50pm
Venue: Kadamba
Indian Art & Apparel by Anju Gandhi

Taking you to this beautiful journey of Indian dressing…we shall see how India has acquired various art forms and handicrafts to create outfits for the THINKING WOMAN, for those born with an artistic bend of mind or those willing to adapt themselves to such clothing…but most importantly, those who appreciate a little bit of drama in the attire.

CANCELLED SESSION:
Living as a minority in a Muslim (majority) country

 

FRIDAY SESSION THREE
Group 4
Linking Asia: China’s One Belt, One Road

Saumya Bandyopadhyay, Editorial Consultant, Prothom Alo (Bangladesh newspaper), Delhi, India

 

Keynote Dinner Panel
“Courageous Journalism – Stories of Bravery and Determination”: Journalists to be honored for their bravery and determination in the face of threats

Brief comments on the state of press freedom by Jocelyn FORD, Radio Correspondent and Filmmaker; Former Head of Media Freedoms Committee, Foreign Correspondents Club China, Beijing, China

Moderator: Susan KREIFELS, Media Programs Manager, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

 

SEPTEMBER 10

SATURDAY SESSION TWO
Group 4
India’s state governments: Key stakeholders in India’s Act East Policy

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar SUMAN, Assistant Editor, Rajya Sabha TV, India

 

SEPTEMBER 11

PLENARY PANEL
Right to Information (RTI) in South Asia: Staying the course on a bumpy road

Dr. Ranga KALANSOORIYA, Director General, Department of Government Information, will replace Karunarathna PARANAWITHANA, Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

SUNDAY SESSION ONE
Group 1
Cybersecurity and journalism

Saikat DATTA, Editor (National Security), Hindustan Times, Delhi, India

 

Group 4
Ethnic media in Myanmar

Johnfreeco Komoe Khun, Kantarawaddy Times, Kayah State, Myanmar
Nan Paw Gay, Director and Chief Editor, Karen Information Centre, and Board Member, Burma News International, Karen State, Myanmar
Sut Su Hkawn Marip, Editor-in-Chief, Kachin Times, Kachin State, Myanmar

 

Group 5
Trends and challenges in journalism education

Biswajeet DAS, Professor, Director of Center of Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

 

SUNDAY SESSION TWO
Group 3
Digital transformations in legacy newsrooms

Moderator: Maya RODRIGUEZ, 9News, Denver, Colorado USA

 

Group 5
Trends in Asia’s investigative journalism

Wahyu DHYATMIKA, Investigative Reporter, Tempo, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Group 6
Community engagement – How media become trusted conveners for community conversations

BI Xiaoyang, Freelance Journalist, Delhi, India will replace Ms. Zhong Xin, Professor of School of Journalism & Communication, Renmin University of China

 

SUNDAY SESSION THREE
Group 1
Update on South Asia media: Transformations and challenges

Ranjan ROY, Editor, Times News Network, The Times of India Group, New Delhi, India

 

Group 4
“Right-sizing” religion in the news: Determining faith’s proper place and context

Sameer Arshad KHATLANI, Assistant Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, India
Moderator: Tom HENEGHAN, Correspondent & Religion Editor, Thomson Reuters, Paris, France/USA