According to Deputy Minister of the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) Nguyen Thanh Lam, the meetings are themed “Media: From Information to Knowledge for a Resilient and Responsive ASEAN.”

An overview of the press meeting

The theme highlights the role and mission of communications in the new period in   building a self-reliant ASEAN and strengthening the grouping’s internal capacity, resilience, and adaptability. 

Main activities include 16th AMRI; 7th AMRI+3; 20th SOMRI and SOMRI+3, SOMRI+Japan; the official press conference of the 16th AMRI to announce the main results of the 16th AMRI and related conferences.

Apart from meetings, an ASEAN forum on responding and handling fake news on cyberspace, an ASEAN seminar on digital transformation of journalism, a photo exhibition, and booths of Da Nang and seven digital technology businesses, and cultural exchanges and sightseeing programs will be held.

According to a representative of the Department of International Cooperation, the 16th AMRI and related meetings will focus on contents, such as building a vision orientation for ASEAN cooperation in the field of information and communications; ASEAN's cooperation mechanism to respond and handle fake news; promoting digital transformation in the media industry; identifying opportunities and challenges in applying modern technologies to the activities of the media industry.

Translated by Chung Anh