2012 Conference Speakers

Opening Session
U Kyaw Hsan, Minister of Information and Culture, Myanmar
Mr. Etienne Clement, Deputy Director, UNESCO Bangkok
Ms. Bettina Peters, Director, Global Forum for Media DevelopmentSession 1 - Media as a Platform for Democratic Discourse

 

Session 1 - Media as a Platform for Democratic Discourse
Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Chairman, Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)
Mr. Kyaw Min Swe, Chief Editor, The Voice Weekly journal and Living Color magazine
Mr. Steve Buckley, Former President, World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)

Co-Moderators
Mr. Ye Htut, Director-General, Information and Public Relations Department, Ministry of Information
Mr. Thiha Saw, Chief Editor, Open News Weekly

 

Session 2 - Media Legislation and Regulation
Dr. Agnes Callemard, Executive Director, Article 19, UK
Dr. Murray Green, Director, ABC International, Australia
Mr. Ye Htut, Director-General, Information and Public Relations Department, Ministry of Information
Mr. Bambang Harymurti, CEO and Corporate Chief Editor of Tempo International Media in Jakarta, Indonesia

Co-Moderators
Mr. Soe Thein @ Maung Wun Tha, Writer and Editorial Advisor to The People’s Age journal
Mr. Eric Soulier, Director, Mediterranean Region and Asia, Canal France International

 

Session 3 - Media Pluralism and Business Sustainability
Ms. Michelle J. Foster, Media Management and Marketing Specialist
Ms. Nang Calyar Win, Publisher of Popular News journal
Mr. Kumar Nadesan, Chairman, Sri Lanka Press Institute/Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka/Managing Director, Express Newspaper Group, Sri Lanka

Co-Moderators
Mr. Ko Ko, Chairman, Yangon Media Group
Ms. Bettina Peters, Global Forum for Media Development

 

Session 4 - Professionalism and Capacity Building
Mr. Johan Romare, International Director, Fojo Media Institute, Linnaeus University
Mr. Ye Naing Moe, Media Trainer
Mr. Ramon P. Tuazon, President, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), Philippines

Co-Moderators
Mr. Ye Htut, Director-General, Information and Public Relations, Ministry of Information
Dr. Helmut Osang, Head of DW-AKADEMIE's Media Development

 

Session 5 - Media Associations and Collective Responsibilities
Mr. Christopher John Warren, Member, International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Executive Committee, Asia/Pacific
Mr. Soe Myint, Founder and Managing Director of Mizzima Media
Mr. Oren Murphy, Regional Director, Asia, Internews

Co-Moderators
Mr. Ye Naing Moe, Media Trainer
Mr. Johan Romare, Director, Fojo Institute

 

Session 6 - Media in Peace Building and National Reconciliation
Mr. Eric Soulier, Director, Mediterranean Region and Asia, Canal France International - Canal France International (CFI)
Mr. Soe Thein @ Maung Wun Tha, Writer and Editorial Advisor to The People’s Age journal
Ms. Johanna Son, Regional Director, Inter Press Service – Asia Pacific

Co-Moderators
Mr. Tin Maung Thann, President, Myanmar Egress
Mr. Muhammad Amir Rana, Director, Pak Institute for Peace Studies, Islamabad

 

Concluding Session
Ms. Lyndal Barry, Pyoe Pin Program, Myanmar
Mr. Thiha Saw, Chief Editor, Open News Weekly

Co-Moderators
Mr. Jesper Højberg, Executive Director, International Media Support
Ms. Susanne Ørnager, Adviser for Communication & Information in Asia, UNESCO

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