Sarawak to host CJA eighth meet from Oct 13

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  • Tuesday, 07 Oct 2008

KUCHING: The Commonwealth Journalists Association’s (CJA) local chapter, in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang, will host the CJA’s triennial delegates’ conference here from October 13 to 18.

CJA branch chairman Florence Yii said about 80 delegates comprising 40 foreign journalists, their Malaysian counterparts and observers are expected to attend the conference themed News Targets for Today: Better Democracy and a Better Environment.

“I am confident this eighth conference will provide tremendous exposure and networking opportunities for local media practitioners and journalists from Commonwealth nations.

“It is the first time such a conference is being held in the country and SouthEast Asia. It coincides with Sarawak’s 45th anniversary within Malaysia,” she said.

CJA president Hassan Shahriar is expected to address the conference which will discuss issues pertaining to the Commonwealth’s role in changing the international architecture, progress towards better government in Commonwealth Africa and Asia and best practices in Asian journalism.

Apart from attending the CJA executive committee meeting, the delegates will visit Sarawak Cultural Village and Semenggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near here. - Bernama

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