The following links lead to information about a few of the people, projects and institutions that will attend the conference.
YA*TV - Young Asia Television - "Young Asia television or YATV, is an attempt to give young people of Asia a voice of their own. We try to be the eyes and ears of people in the Asian region not just the privileged, but less fortunate as well."
Indonesia - Operated by the Institut Studi Arus Informasi (Institute for Free Flow of Information) Kantor Berita Radio 68H is an Internet-based audio news clearing house. The site is in Bahasha Indonesia. An article by one of the project sponsors, [email protected], is available in English - Radio 68H - Virtual Radio Network. See also an article about the network from the International Herald Tribune - Freer Airwaves in Indonesia Give Big Push to Democracy.
Tambuli - The Philippines
The Society for Telecom Empowerment - India - The Society is an initiative of Arun Mehta. Mehta's cluttered electronic desk has lots of information about the radio and Internet projects he is working on.
Inter Press Service - IPS is a global news agency. Its Asian Regional headquarters is in the Philippines.
The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) a Trust established in India in 1988, is committed to a mission of harnessing science and technology for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development. MSSRF's research, training, communication, extension and networking programmes, in the fields of agriculture and rural development, seek to link ecological security to livelihood security in a mutually reinforcing manner. One of MSSRF's current activities is a research project on the impact of information technologies in rural India.
The Applied Communication Division of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD).
The Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) is the premier regional professional communication centre for information, research and promotion of mass communication in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1971 with the support of the Government of Singapore and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, it is dedicated to communication development in the Asia Pacific region. AMIC is actively engaged in communication documentation, research, training, publishing and press development.
LAcNet (Lanka Academic Network) was founded in June 1991 to improve and develop electronic communication within and outside Sri Lanka. LAcNet is dedicated to enhance educational facilities and opportunities in Sri Lanka and also to disseminate information on, and of interest to, Sri Lanka.
Dr. J.P. Singh, Professor, International Management and Organisation Behaviour, University of Delhi
The Independent Broadcasting Authority of South Africa will be represented by Councillors Nadia Bulbulia and Madala Mphahlele.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Jordan will be represented by the Director General, Dr. Yusuf Mansur.
Javed Jabbar, founding chairman of the South Asian Media Association and a former Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in Pakistan.
Until the end of June, Dr. Rohan Samarajiva was the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. He has since returned to his position as Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Ohio State University. Dr. Samarajiva will make a keynote presentation to the conference.
The Indonesian office of the Asia Foundation.
Based in the Dominican Republic, FUNREDES is an NGO dedicated to researching and promoting the use of new information and communication technology in developing countries. MISTICA is a network of researchers interested in the social impact of ICTs.
The Association for Progressive Communication (APC) is a "Global Internet Community for Environment, Human Rights, Development & Peace".
Radio Netherlands is the Dutch international broadcast service, with programs in Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian and Papiamento. Diana Janssen, head of Strategy and Interactive at Radio Netherlands, is also the chair of the EBU Webcasting Group and edited its recent report Practical Webcasting - The New Range of Opportunities for Traditional Broadcasters.
Broadcasting and the Internet
Links to radio, video and television projects doing innovative things with the Internet. These ones won't be in Kuala Lumpur, but they are worth visiting. Send your suggestions for new links to [email protected]. We are not looking for webcasting sites, but for projects that are using the Internet to build networks and exchange information between broadcasters.
Banque De Programmes On-Line - Operated by L'Institut Panos, the BDP uses RealAudio to exchange radio programs in West Africa.
Freespeech Internet Television - The Freespeech site has audio and video programs free for downloading. FSTV claims to be "the first, and only, audio/video webcasting site created entirely by its members."
One World Radio News Service - An international radio program exchange service.
Sponsors and supporters
Africa 99 - This conference will be held in South Africa September 5-8 to investigate how
journalism and the Internet can boost communication flows for democracy and development.
The MIT List of
Radio Stations on the Internet. Includes links to more than 8,000 stations and 2,000
"bitcasters" (radio stations offering programming over the Internet).
Two years ago the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Webcasting Group published a report on the state of streaming audio. Practical Webcasting - The New Range of Opportunities for Traditional Broadcasters can be downloaded from Radio Netherlands website.
In May 1999 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada's broadcast and telecom regulator, released a report on new media. The report highlights the CRTC's decision not to regulate the Internet.
The Report on New Media is available on the CRTC's website.
This is not the first IIC Pre-conference. In 1996 the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the International Development Research Centre sponsored Communications for Development: Applying Information and Communication Technologies to Development Needs
|Converging Responsibility - Broadcasting and the Internet in Developing Countries is hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.|