World Journalist Conference 2021 concludes «

World Journalist Conference 2021 concludes

The World Journalist Conference concluded today. Hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK), the The World Journalists Conference 2021 started on Sunday.
“The conference provides a meaningful and valuable opportunity for the international community to find the role of the media in addressing important matters in times of uncertainty,” said South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun while delivering a congratulatory video speech on Monday. “As you may well know, COVID-19 has brought about a huge change around the world in the most painful way,” he said, adding that the pace of change has accelerated and its range has expanded greatly. “Indeed, an era of great transformation with maximized uncertainty has dawned.”
“Climate change is the very issue where such changes and uncertainties are concentrated,” he added. “This problem can never be solved by the efforts of a single country. Based on solidarity and cooperation, all countries should put their heads together across national borders in order to find solutions.”
Stressed the media’s role of delivering the truth, the South Korean Prime Minister said, “We are facing a new world where anyone can easily produce, distribute and consume information, thanks to the development of digital technology. As people’s thirst for the truth becomes more unquenchable, the value of journalism becomes even more invaluable.”
Some 60 journalists from 50 countries discussed, online, on the role of journalism in the post-COVID era and global warming during the three-day conference. This year’s event was held under two themes, ‘Prospect of the Post-COVID Era,’ in line with the development of vaccines and the beginning of inoculations; and ‘Global Climate Issues’ to discuss joint responses to climate change that affects society, the environment and life worldwide.
Journalists from around the world participated online in the World Journalists Conference 2021. The annual media event, which has been held since 2013 was held online for the second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the first day , journalists around the globe discussed on post-COVID era and the role of journalism, while on the second day, they discussed on global climate issues and the role of journalism.
About 26 speakers including Karobar National Economic Daily Editor Kuber Chalise, Indonesian Journalists’ Association public services director Mohammad Nasir, The Irish Times columnist Frank McNally, Ajou University psychology professor Kim Kyung-il and Nest Taller de Communication deputy director Rafael Robledo in Mexico shared post-COVID scenarios in their countries and role of media, on the first day.
Likewise, on the second day of the conference, some 22 speakers discussed the global climate issues and the role of journalism. Karobar National Economic Daily Editor Kuber Chalise citing Nepal’s tragic environmental issue urged the journalists to strike balance between the development issues and environmental issues.

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