Asia Media Summit: Experts say global media facing 'trust crisis'

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Beijing, May 26 (ANI): Experts attending an annual Asia Media Summit here, have said that global media groups are facing a "trust crisis" and have called for more objective, reliable and accurate information for the public.

The summit, which is focused on the theme "Creativity, Credibility, Rights and Responsibilities", has attracted leading television media such as Japan's NHK, Australian Broadcasting Cooperation (ABC) and Korean Broadcasting System.

The issues being taken up during the two-day event include public trust, media ethics, universal content access, community broadcasting, media and migration, and copyright.iu Yunshan, head of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said the theme of the summit reflects the thoughts and concerns of the media world and the expectations of the international community from the media.

He said he hoped the media worldwide, especially the Asia-Pacific region, will strengthen cooperation in news communication, information technology and business operations, and share resources on the basis of "equality, mutual benefit and mutual success".

Maurice Newman, chairman of ABC, said: "The global media is facing a trust crisis. And, in this regard, there is no big difference between developed countries and developing countries."

Hu Zhengrong, vice-president of Communication University of China, said:"We are facing a battle against fake news, paid news, and soft advertising in news. It is also about reports that are unconcerned about social affairs and public interests."

Initiated and sponsored by the Kuala Lumpur-based Asia-Pacific Institute For Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in 2004, the Asia Media Summit is hosting more than 800 delegates this year, including decision makers, media professionals, scholars, and stakeholders of news and programming from the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America. (ANI)

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