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Conference on media, issues of public interest and regulation

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The conference seeks to bring together key decision makers from the Indian and UK media and selected seniors from civil society.

A conference on media, issues of public interest and regulation will be held 3-4 February 2014 in Chennai. It is organised jointly by the British Deputy High Commission, Chennai, PANOS and the Media Development Foundation, which runs the Asian College of Journalism. The conference grew out of the need for clarity within the Indian media on the best way forward on issues of public interest and regulation.

There appears to be particular interest in developments in the UK and the policy response evolving there in the wake of the Leveson report. The conference seeks to bring together key decision makers from the Indian and UK media and selected seniors from civil society. It aims to discuss a range of themes, including:

  • Reconciling Freedom and Accountability
  • Issues of Regulation in the Media
  • Whistle blowing and Journalism
  • Opportunities and Challenges of the Internet
  • Journalistic Ethics: East and West
  • The Future of Journalism

Speakers from the UK include seniors from the Financial Times, the Organisation of News Ombudsmen and Reuters Institute for Study in Journalism. Speakers from India include seniors from the print, broadcast and web based media from both the English and regional Indian language media.

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