Converging Responsibility:

Broadcasting and the Internet in Developing Countries

IIC Pre-conference    
September 4, 5 and 6, 1999    
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    

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Sept. 4  
09:00 - 10:00 Opening comments - Reinhard Keune (FES), Roger Hayes (IIC), Wijayananda Jayaweera (UNESCO), Gilles Cliche (IDRC)
Introduction of participants
Discussion of objectives and methodologies Bruce Girard and Sucharita Eashwar (Conference co-chairs)
10:00 - 11:15 Knowledge for the Village: Mixing and matching technologies for connectivity
Dr. Rohan Samarajiva, Associate Professor of Communication & Public Policy & Management at Ohio State University and former Director-General of Telecommunications, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (1998-99)
11:15 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 13:15 Panel Discussion
Where we are - Case studies of internet use by broadcasters - a sampling of broadcast experiments that have made use of the Internet
* MJR David - (Kotmale Community Radio, Sri Lanka)
* Santoso (Radio 68H, Indonesia)
* Ade Grande (Local radio network, Indonesia)
* Clemens Kraut (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union - ABU, Malaysia)
Moderator - Bruce Girard
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45 Panel Discussion
Regulation - What are the issues for broadcasters? Why should broadcasters be concerned about telecom regulation? What can broadcasters (and regulators) do to make policy making and regulation more transparent?
* Jiraporn Witayasakpan (Mass Communication Dept., Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
* Javed Jabbar (Chair, South Asia Media Association, Pakistan)
* Arun Mehta (President, Society for Telecom Empowerment, India)
Moderator - Sucharita Eashwar
15:45 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:45 Panel Discussion
The technologies of convergence - the future of broadcasting.
* Chulie de Silva (LacNet, Sri Lanka)
* Diana Janssen (Radio Netherlands/EBU Webcasting Group, The Netherlands)
* Ms. B. Narantsetseg (Datacom, Mongolia)
Moderator - Nadia Bulbulia - Independent Broadcasting Authority of South Africa
18:30 Reception

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Sept. 5  
09:00 - 13:00 Breakout groups
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Breakout groups - conclusions
16:00 - 18:00 Plenary
Report back to plenary from group rapporteurs

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Sept. 6  
  * AIBD workshop
* Report back from drafting committee, discussion and approval of report to IIC
* Videos from Kotmale Community Radio and Radio 68H
* Participation in joint activity with Highway Africa '99
Sept. 7-9  
  IIC Annual Meeting - click here for details

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