2019-10-29 to 2019-10-31
October 29, 2019
Radio All Around Us: More than just a medium
This year’s RadioAsia will seek to redefine Radio in the modern age, looking back at its achievements but also forward to its potentials. Radio has now been with us for more than a century, serving generations in many forms, providing information, education and entertainment to billions across our region and around the globe.
This year’s RadioAsia hosts, Bangladesh Betar and Radio Song Festival producers Bangladesh TV, are perfectly placed to provide the backdrop for such discussions. As one of the Asia-Pacific region’s most energetic broadcasting organisations, they continue to build radio services for multiple uses – as entertainment and information, for education to poor and rural populations, for building social cohesion and for communicating in times of looming environmental crises and natural disasters. The conference will provide wonderful opportunities for delegates to see their progress and challenges and to ask: What are they doing we can learn from? What can we try?
Radio Asia Conference 2019 Programme
10:00 – 10:45
|Official Opening RADIOASIA2019
MC: Ms Olya Booyar, Head of Radio, ABU
Dr Javad Mottaghi, ABU Secretary General
Mr. Abdul Malek, Secretary, Ministry of Information
Dr. Md Murad Hasan, MP, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Information
Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP
Honourable Minister, Ministry of Information
|10:45 – 11:15||Morning Tea|
11:15 – 12:15
|From lifestyle to lifeline – Radio the ever-evolving medium. The first radio broadcasts began more than a century ago, quickly evolving to embrace information, education and entertainment services of all kinds. More than 110 years later it is still here, still strong and still adapting to changing needs. In crises it is more vital than ever. Radio experts from across the region will share their thoughts on the great arc of radio history into the future.
Moderator: Olya Booyar, ABU Head of Radio
· Andrea Ho, Head of Planning, ABC Australia
· Prof. SM Shameem Reza, Department of Journalism, Dhaka University
· AHM Bazlur Rahman, CEO, BNNRC
12:15 – 12:30
|Bangladesh Betar – More than just a Medium in Bangladesh
An opportunity for delegates to get to know their host through a special showcase of the role that Bangladesh Betar plays in the lives of its citizens.
· Mr Salahuddin Ahmed, Deputy Director General (Programme), Bangladesh Betar
|Get out of the studio! Reaching Young Audiences
· Flavia Voinea, Manager, Bucuresti FM, Radio Romania
|12:45 – 14:00||Lunch|
14:00 – 15:30
|Information v Disinformation – As citizens and consumers of media lose confidence and trust in an age of uncertainty, fake news and other forms of false information, a panel of specialists will share how broadcasters can support their audiences to discern fact from fiction and develop their media literacy.
Moderator: Karen Merkel, Non-Executive Director (Communications and Information) UK National Commission for UNESCO
· Md Monjur Hossain, Deputy Secretary General, Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO (BNCU)
· Indu Shekhar Sinha, Head of Business Development, Asia-Pacific, BBC World Service
· John Maguire, Director, International Relations, FMM
· Jude William Genilo, Dean of the School of Social Science and Head of the Media Studies and Journalism Department of the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh
· Sofia Hultqvist | Programme Manager, Bangladesh, FOJO MEDIA INSTITUTE
|15:30 – 16:00||Afternoon Tea|
16:00 – 16:15
|Feeling APP-y: RRI’s multi-platform journey
Andi Permadi, Head of Online Media News Center, RRI Indonesia
16:15 – 16:30
|How to stand out on the Web: the dotRadio way
Alain Artero, dotRadio TLD Manager
16:30 – 16:45
|Around the World with DRM
Alexander Zink, Fraunhofer IIS
16:45 – 17:00
|Avoiding Multiplatform Mayhem: How to succeed on all platforms
Akim Mogaji, New Media Networks
|Turning up the Volume – India: Amplifying voices from the margins
Archana Kapoor, Radio Mewat, India
|Showcase 7 17:15-17:30||Turning up the Volume – Nepal: Community Radio empowering indigenous communities in Nepal.|
|17:30||Wrap up and Close of Day 1|
GR8 Deb8 09:30 – 10:30
|Welcome Back and MC: Ms Olya Booyar, Head of Radio, ABU
The Great Radio Debate: Say goodbye to Radio in the Digital Age?
Two teams of radio and digital experts will contest the proposition in the first ever GR8Deb8. If you think there will be a foregone conclusion, you might be very surprised!
Delegates will vote on the most convincing proposition during the morning break.
Debate Moderator: Mr Steve Ahern, AMT Australia
Debate teams to be announced on the day.
|10.30 – 11:00||Morning Tea|
11:00 – 11:15
|Winning at Breakfast: how to keep your audience – and your advertisers – coming back.
Ryan Rathbone, Content Director, The Edge, New Zealand
11:15 – 11:30
|ABC Australia’s Podcasting Journey
Andrea Ho, Head of Planning, ABC Australia
11:30 – 11:45
|Storytelling for Impact: Affecting Change with Audio Stories
Shefali Chaturvedi, Emergency Risk Communication Consultant, Audio Content Creator
11:45 – 12:00
|Going Live with Facebook
How and Why broadcasters are integrating Facebook Live into their social strategies.
Kartini Ariffin, CEO Dbilique Media
12:00 – 12:45
|What will Radio be like in 2040?
A panel of expert guests attempt to throw their vision forward two decades to predict what Radio will sound, look and feel like for our children and grandchildren.
Moderator: Dr Dan Santa, Director, International Relations, Radio Romania
· Mr Narayan Chandra Shil, DG, Bangladesh Betar
· Steve Ahern, AMT
· Indu Shekhar Sinha, BBC
· Yasser Garrana, Head of Radio, ASBU
12:45 – 13:00
A short ceremony formally closing the conference and a handover to the hosts for 2020.
· Dr Javad Mottaghi, ABU Secretary General
· Mr Abdul Malek, Secretary, Ministry of Information
· Mr Agun Susatyo, Director, Voice of Indonesia
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
14:00 – 17:00
|DRM Presents – “Smart Radio for All”
· Yogendra Pal, Hon Chair India Chapter, DRM Consortium
· Alexander Zink, Fraunhofer IIS
|Sight Seeing tour to Hatirjheel, Dhaka
|Excursion (International Delegates)
|International Delegates are invited to spend the day as the guests of Bangladesh Betar (BB) in touring some of the highlights of Dhaka and paying a visit to the BB Broadcasting Centre. The itinerary includes:
· Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Memorial Museum
· Shahid minar (Monument of Language Martyrs)
· Bangladesh Betar
09:30 – 12:30
|Winning strategies for interacting with your listeners in real-time
· Ryan Rathbone, Content Director The Edge FM NZ
09:30 – 12:30
|Creating APPS for Radio
· Andi Permadi, Head of Online Media News Center, RRI Indonesia
14:00 – 17:00
|Extending your reach with Facebook Live
· Kartini Ariffin, CEO Dbilique Media, Malaysia
ABU Radio Song Festival
|ABU Radio Song Festival
A Gala Concert showcasing the finalists of the Asia-Pacific’s biggest international radio song festival.