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We were being slaughtered but we fought back to reestablish credibility: Austrian Public Broadcaster

Friday 15 September, 2017

"There is an important conversation going on in social media and we are not listening," Austria's Patrick Swanson told the Media2020 conference this week.

Don't ignore those who are criticising you on social media, urged Swanson, "you have to counter the haters and propagandist critics on social media to stay relevant in this new media age," said the 27 year old social media journalist.

He told the story of criticism of the national broadcaster's coverage of riots in Austria.

Broadcasters promoting tolerance

Friday 15 September, 2017

“Not all changes in media are about technology, they can also be about geopolitics,” said France Medias Monde’s John Maguire, speaking at a Media2020 conference session on diversity and tolerance.

The refugee migrant situation is a case in point. Given the political sensitivities in Europe about the migrant situation, his organisation decided to “develop a strategy to deliver good education and information to migrants.”

Public broadcasting, more necessary then ever in the age of fake news

Friday 15 September, 2017

Analysis from Steve Ahern

For the past decade or more, public service broadcasters have found it necessary to justify their existence in the face of increasing competition, new technology and attacks from the private sector.
 
Now, in the age of fake news, the tide appears to be turning back in favour of public broadcasters.

The emergence of new technology since the 1990s disrupted the business models of private commercial media, particularly newspapers, decreasing advertising and commoditising journalism.

In times of uncertainty people turn to Public Service Media: PBI Conference

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

 

Romania's Minister of Foreign Affairs (pictured) has opened the 2017 Public Broadcasters International conference in Romania.

The only certainty is uncertainty: Media2020 Conference

Monday 11 September, 2017

Opening this year's Media2020 Conference in Sinaia, Romania's Culture Minister Lucian Romascanu said the conference is "more than having a technical discussion."

"This conference is about building bridges between cultures. We bring together our souls and this is the basis for peace."

Romascanu said we "are travelling through delicate times," in today's world. "Whoever is managing media should understand its importance… people will act through the information we give them."

What is truth asks Asia Media Summit

Saturday 10 June, 2017

 

These days truth in reporting is a big issue.

Radio’s influence in Samoa strong, but big changes on the horizon

Friday 09 June, 2017

 

Samoa’s Communications Minister Afamasaga Lepuiai Rico Tupai credits his Prime Minister's weekly radio show for improving communications with the people of the Pacific island nation.

How can the media help reduce poverty: Asia Media Summit

Wednesday 07 June, 2017

There has been some progress on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals about poverty, but there is still more to do, said Al Jezeera’s Sami Zeidan, opening a session on media and poverty at this week’s Asia Media Summit.

Bangladesh Communications Minister Hasanul Haq Inu took up the theme, telling delegates that media have a role to play in reducing poverty.

Potential fake news crisis averted by good journalism

Tuesday 06 June, 2017

In a session at the Asia Media Summit in China, Li Bin (pictured) from Chinese international broadcaster CGTN gave an example of the constant threat of fake news to international stability.

“A few weeks ago, after the change of government in South Korea, we heard about a potential coup being planned by the previous Prime Minister. This was being spread via some news sites and social media.

“Of course we thought this is a big story if it is true, we should cover it.

Asia Media Summit in China

Tuesday 06 June, 2017

The 2017 Asia Media Summit was opened this morning by the Vice Premier Madam Liu Yandong (pictured), in Qingdao China.

A packed audience of delegates heard Ms Liu outline China’s achievements and its commitment to Asia and the rest of the world.

The summit is organised by the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development.

AIBD Director Chang Jin welcomed delegates from across Asia and the Pacific to this year’s top level summit, including communications ministers from various countries.

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