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Friday, April 20, 2007

World Press Freedom Day


Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

May 3 will see the world commemorate the World Press Freedom Day, a UN-sanctioned event since 1993.

EVENT 1

EVENT: World Press Freedom Day 2007 Forum
THEME: Press Freedom, Safety of Journalists and Impunity
* KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mr Lee Sang-ki, President, Asia Journalists Association, Korea
* PANEL DISCUSSANTS:
1 ) YB Wong Nai Chee, Member of Parliament, BN-Melaka 2 ) YB Teresa Kok, Member of Parliament, DAP-Seputeh 3 ) YB Kamaruddin Jaafar, Member of Parliament, PAS-Tumpat Moderator: En Zainon Ahmad, Political Editor, The Sun
* ORGANISER: Asian Institute for Development Communication (Aidcom)
* COLLABORATING BODIES: The Malaysian Press Institute and the National Press Club
* SPONSOR: United Nations
* DATE: May 3, 2007 (Thursday)
* TIME: 10.00am
* VENUE: Dewan Murni, Menara Integrity, Persiaran Duta, Off Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur
* ADMISSION: Free (Attire: Smart casual)
* RSVP: Tel: 03-22870023 /22872023

EVENT 2

EVENT: World Press Freedom Day 2007 Forum
THEME: Bloggers: New Breed of Journalists or Online Journal Keepers?
* SPEAKERS: Academician, NGOs, newspaper editors and blogger (Jeff Ooi)
* ORGANISER: National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
* DATE: May 4, 2007 (Friday)* TIME: 09:30am
* VENUE: Star Cybertorium, Level 2, Menara Star, 15, Jln 16/11, P. Jaya
* ADMISSION: By invitation
FORUM OUTLINE: Traditional media is facing a lot of challenges from many fronts. One of these challenges is the rise of Bloggers and real-time news.

Many people are now turning to blogs to get their information. How accurate, though, is the information put out online and what checks and balances have they gone through that journalists normally have to cope with before publishing the news? Can bloggers then be considered a new breed of journalist or are they merely online journal keepers?

EVENT 3

EVENT: Bloggers United Malaysia Gathering 2007
THEME: 'Embrace & Engage'
* SPEAKERS:Marina Mahathir, Rocky, Tony Pua, Jeff Ooi, Tian Chua and R. Nadeswaran
* ORGANISER: Bloggers United Malaysia Gathering 2007 Organising Committee
* DATE: May 19, 2007 (Saturday)
* TIME: 06:00pm (Forum) 08:30pm (Dinner)
* VENUE: Kampungku Restaurant, Lakeview Club, Subang Jaya
* ADMISSION: RM30 per person
* MODE OF PAYMENT: Bank Transfer (details here)
* RSVP: Closing date: May 1, 2007

Be a part of it.

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