ACC Attended Reporting ASEAN Media Forum

source:ASEAN-China Centre

On 17-18 February 2017, Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk, Director of the Information and Public Relations Division (IPRD) of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), attended the Second Reporting ASEAN media forum in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum had been focused on ASEAN regionalism, ASEAN’s role and relevance, the challenges and impact of the ASEAN integration process on the development of the region by renowned ASEAN media editors and scholars so as to empower the media to be able to tell the ASEAN story more effectively. Mr. A K P Mochtan, ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General of Community and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Jakkrit Srivali, Director-General of the Department of ASEAN Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Reporter and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies of Thailand delivered keynote speeches. There were around 90 ASEAN media and related agencies attended the forum.

During the forum, Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk made proactive engagement with various stakeholders including the ASEAN Secretariat, PROBE Media Foundation Inc., ASEAN Foundation, ASEAN media organizations and journalist associations as well as academic representatives to further strengthen ACC’s networks with ASEAN media and other key players. ACC has also setup the publication table to showcase ACC’s work and achievements.

Besides the media forum, Mr. Vithit Powattanasuk and Ms. Chen Shi, Deputy Editor-in-chief of China International Publishing Group and President of China Report, paid a courtesy call on Ms. Yang Yang, Political Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, and visited Thai government agencies, CP Group and top media agencies in Thailand including The Sing Sian Yer Pao Daily News, Thansettakij newspaper, Springnews TV, etc. to discuss ways to further strengthen media cooperation between ASEAN and China.