New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States will gather in Delhi from September 8 to 11 to attend the East-West Centre’s 2016 International Media Conference on “South Asia Looking East”.
Distinguished keynote speakers and panels of working journalists will discuss the increasing links between South and East Asia, the future of the US rebalance to Asia and the countries in the Pacific, and the latest information on the global news industry.
The conference at the India Habitat Centre in the national capital will also include on-the-ground updates on news and media issues in the region; opportunities to learn about the complexity and diversity of India, the largest democracy in the world, and a wide range of practical skill-building workshops.
“The global influence of India and its South Asian neighbours has been rising significantly in recent years,” said conference director Susan Kreifels, EWC Media Programmes Manager, about the gathering’s theme.
“India’s Act East policy has accelerated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, promoting new connections and areas of cooperation among East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. These new dynamics and relationships in return have also created new challenges, making New Delhi an ideal location for this year’s media conference,” she added.