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23/11/2011: Inaugural Convention of the Global Media Forum and 16th National Press Congress to be held in Boracay

The first-ever Global Media Forum and the 16th National Press Congress will be held on December 8 to 10, 2011 at the Boracay Regency Resort and Convention Center in Aklan, Philippines.  The events are organized by the Publishers Association of the Philippines and the Boracay Global Press Corps.

The joint media assembly, which will focus on the theme “The Changing Face of Asian Media,” is in consonance with Philippine Presidential Proclamation 1187 declaring every December as “National Press Congress Month.”

Among the topics that will be discussed during the convention are press freedom, ethics in media, advertising trends, social networking, youth engagement, revenue generation, support policies, and role in disaster risk reduction, good governance and helping mitigate armed conflicts.  Speakers and resource persons include representatives from international organizations, donor agencies, diplomatic corps, and national and local government.

Interested parties may contact the conference secretariat at email address papi_secretariat@yahoo.com or telephone number (+632) 527-9507.