‘Fake news’ on agenda at summit in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Fight against fake news in the digital era will be on the agenda as Cambodia hosts the 16th Asia Media Summit 2019.

The fight against fake news in the digital era will be on the agenda
as Cambodia hosts the 16th Asia Media Summit 2019 attended by some 500
participants from more than 40 countries around the world in Siem Reap
province.

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to preside over Wednesday’s opening ceremony.

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said this year’s Asia Media
Summit is a leading international broadcasting event to give the
opportunity to broadcasters, media practitioners, industry leaders,
academia, researchers, experts and media policy-makers throughout the
world to meet and discuss strengthening the quality of media during a
time of stiff competition and technological revolution, Agence Kampuchea
Presse (AKP) reported.

“It is a great honour and a pleasure for the Kingdom of Cambodia,
especially the Ministry of Information, to host the 16th Asia Media
Summit 2019 in Siem Reap,” Kanharith said.

Ministry of Information secretary of state Kem Gunawadh told
reporters at a news conference on Tuesday that the summit will tackle
five topics – Leadership in the 4th Industrial Revolution, Combating
Disinformation/Fake News, Trends in 4k Technology, Creating Impactful
Content in the Digital Era, and the Impact of Augmented Reality (AR) and
Virtual Reality (VR) on the Media.

“The participants in this conference are all senior officials
in the information and TV and radio sectors, especially in the modern
era of information and social media."

“The topics will focus on collecting views to be discussed in order
to discover new trends and to respond to the needs of the audience,
readers and listeners, as well as the role we should perform, ” Gunawadh
said.

The ministers of information of five countries – Cambodia’s
Kanharith, Laos’ Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, Myanmar’s Pe Myint, as well
their South Korean and Philippine counterparts, and Samoa’s
vice-minister ofnformation – will be guest speakers at the Asia Media
Summit, the Ministry of Information said.

Cambodia is set to issue a Joint Declaration on Results Achieved at
the 16th Asia Media Summit 2019 after the conference is completed on
Thursday.

AKP director-general Sokmom Nimul said the workshops are for senior
functional heads and staff from the upper/middle management of
organisations to explore advances and major developments in the media
landscape, as well as how these changes should be reflected in the
emerging leadership mode.

The website of the Ministry of Information on Tuesday said all
delegates and invited guests had arrived in Siem Reap as anticipated.

Visit Angkor Wat

Secretary of State of the Ministry of Information Chea Chanboribo
told The Post: “According to protocol, Kanharith, will give a reception
at the hotel where the guests will be staying before they attend the
16th Asia Media Summit, which will be opened by Hun Sen, Prime Minister
of Cambodia, on Wednesday.”

He said delegates would visit the Angkor Wat and the Cambodian Mine Action Centre museum while in Siem Reap.

The ministry has set up a team to ensure the guests enjoy their stay in Cambodia, he said.

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