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Registrations open for the region’s first Global News Forum

News leaders from across the Asia-Pacific are being urged to sign up for the region’s first Global News Forum, to take place in Korea in September.

Organised by the ABU and Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the Global News Forum to be held in Seoul will bring together newsroom decision-makers, media professionals and journalists to look at how journalism is evolving in the digital era. Organisers hope the meeting will enable participants from the Asia-Pacific, together with guests from around the world, to share experiences on the impact of new media and chart a way forward into the 21st Century.

Themed “Breaking the News in the Media 3.0 Era”, the forum will be held back-to-back with the annual ABU News Group Meeting and will attract high-profile chief editors and other senior decision-makers.

KBS President and CEO Mr Gil Hwan-young says that as well as news men and women from the region, guest speakers will include journalists of a high calibre from major networks.

“It will broaden the horizon on the regional perspectives on the digital medial evolution,” he says. “I hope [news leaders] will join us in this much anticipated event, and have a great time in Seoul this September.”

ABU Secretary-General Dr Javad Mottaghi says the forum on 5 September will follow up on discussions at the ABU General Assembly in Seoul last year.

“On behalf of the ABU, I urge news leaders to attend this ground-breaking forum and help us shape the future of news in the Media 3.0 era,” he says. “The forum may not deliver all the answers, but you can be assured we will be asking all the right questions and out of this will come greater understanding and enlightenment to guide our way through this era of exponential change.”

Forum participants will be able to communicate with each other using paperless, two-way communications on the spot and via touch-screen discussions by SNS.

Registration details and more information on the Global News Forum can be obtained from the Forum website.