A three day conference to discuss broadcasting, the Internet, and development.
The conference will not so much look at Internet broadcasting, or webcasting, but at the use of the Internet to support diverse independent and public service broadcast initiatives for networking, news and information exchange, cultural programming, entertainment, research, and community development projects.
Among the questions to be discussed are:
The thirty-five participants at the conference will be from Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East. They will include broadcasters, regulators/policy makers, researchers and Internet service providers. Information about some of the participants can be found on our Docs & Links page.
From the broadcasting side the emphasis will be on diversity. Local, independent and community radio and television initiatives will be there. So will representatives from various national and regional broadcasters, from the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and Asiavision, and from the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).
The regulators, policy makers, researchers and ISPs will be high level people from the region and a few invited experts.
Rohan Samarajiva, former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka will be both a keynote speaker and an active participant in the conference.
Equatorial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
September 4, 5 and 6, 1999. The conference is part of the annual meeting of the International Institute of Communications (IIC). The main IIC conference will take place September 7, 8 and 9. The participants in the broadcasting and the Internet conference will also participate in the IIC conference.
Bruce Girard - [email protected]
Sucharita Eashwar - [email protected]
|Converging Responsibility - Broadcasting and the Internet in Developing Countries is hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.|