KUALA LUMPUR: The Asean Editors Summit 2016 signed a resolution on enhancing media cooperation to promote the Asean identity, awareness and integration.
Media representatives from Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam signed the resolution here.
The resolution is to commit the Asean media fraternity fully to the achievement of Asean's vision, its goals and aspirations as spelt out in the Roadmap to the Asean Community (2009-2015) and to continue concerted efforts in support of the Asean Post-2015 Vision.
It is also to ensure that adequate, accurate, balanced and constructive media coverage is provided to the programmes and activities undertaken by the three Asean community pillars – political security, economic and socio-cultural – in all member states.
In addition, it is to leverage on the print, electronic and new media to reach out further and provide a deeper understanding to the people of the region, promote a sense of belonging to the Asean identity, support the building of an Asean community and integration.
The resolution is also to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and responsible journalism in providing media coverage on Asean matters, as well as to establish a permanent forum for Asean editors to meet and exchange views and ideas to enhance media cooperation to play a more effective role in communicating Asean's vision and goals.
The Asean editors also pledged to recognise, appreciate and reward news reports, articles and other written works of excellence in the media across the region which contribute to the realisation of the Asean community and integration.
About 200 media practitioners took part in the two-day summit which ended yesterday to discuss issues and challenges in the current media landscape.
The summit was organised by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry. — Bernama