Goa CM to launches South Asia media summit

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Panaji, Nov 15: Coinciding with the National Press Day, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will inaugurate the three-day annual South Asia Media Summit-2007 (SAMS) here tomorrow with ''Media and Public Interest in South Asia'' as its theme.

The event is being organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES-India), Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MICCI) and the International Centre Goa (ICG).

The topics of discussion include Contempt of Court: Damocles' Sword on South Asian Press/ Electronic Media?; South Asian Broadcasting: Competitive Situation, Role of State Broadcasters, Government as Regulator of Broadcasting Content; Community Radio in South Asia: Broadcasting and Development; Media and Democracy: Mission or Mirage?; Changing Media Values in South Asia.

The summit will also come out with recommendations and future course of action through an open forum discussion.

While the CM also delivers keynote address, speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly Pratapsingh Rane who is also president of the ICG, will preside over the inaugural session.

Mr Bhaskar Ghose CEO, Lok Sabha TV will introduce the Summit in presence of M Rajaretnam, Director/ Chief Executive ICG, Rajeshwar Dyal, Senior Media Advisor, FES-India and Mrs Nandini Sahai, Director, MICCI.

As many as 35 senior journalists from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India including Goa will participate.


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