16th Asia Media Summit begin in Siem Reap, Cambodia

The 16th Asia Media Summit began in Siem Reap, Cambodia today. The theme of the summit this year is Media Digitisation with a focus on developing markets. The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Samdech Hun Sen presided over the inaugural ceremony.

600 delegates from 42 countries are participating in the 3-day summit which is hosted by the Ministry of Information, Cambodia in partnership with Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, AIBD. 

Delivering the keynote address, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that fake news has become a global risk and that all the countries should co-operate with each other in dealing with Fake news and cyber crime. He said that the Industrial Revolution 4.0 which encourages media digitisation will increase close cooperation amongst the countries in sharing information to deal with fake news.

Welcoming the participants F.Sheheryar, President, Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development said that technological challenges faced by the developing countries will be at the core of the discussions in the summit. He said the summit will offer an opportunity to take stock of technological advances, the level of digitisation and impact on the broadcast industry. 

Mr Sheheryar outlined the AIBD contributions towards building the capacity of broadcasters. He said that across countries digital technologies and big data are facilitating economic and social development, improving the quality of governance and raising the level of public service and transparency. 

One of the highlights of the summit is a round table among CEOs of broadcasting networks which will discuss digitisation and its impact on media credibility. 
Some of the important sessions in the summit are on Envisioning the media in the 4th Industrial revolution, Disinformation and New Media and Integration of latest technologies in content creation. 

The Asia Media summit is one of the leading international broadcasting events. It gives the opportunities to Information Ministers, broadcasters, media practitioners, industry leaders, academia, researchers, experts and media policymakers throughout the globe to gather and discuss on developing media’s quality and to cope with challenges during the times of high technological revolution. The Asia Media summit was first held in 2004 in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia. In  2018, the summit was held in New Delhi with the theme Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.

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