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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Wednesday, September 21 • 16:00 - 17:30
Building new partnerships to improve public access to information

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How can public officials, open data experts and journalists collaborate to improve public access to information and data-driven news-coverage? How can anti-corruption commissions, civil society actors and the media join forces to initiate a constructive dialogue on corruption prevention and transparency? The workshop will present lessons learned from media development projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Pakistan and offer insights into the opportunities and challenges for multi stakeholder partnerships to improve access to information. In a practical and participatory way the workshop will bring together a diverse range of actors to showcase the potential that lies in the innovative collaboration between media, citizen and the state in different contexts in the region.


Moderators
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Isabel Rodde

Adviser Human Rights/Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, GIZ
Isabel Rodde is a human rights adviser at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), focusing on media development, freedom of expression and access to information. She is a media scientist, broadcast journalist and journalism trainer. | Before joining GIZ´s Human Rights Programme, she worked as a research associate at the media department of the University of Flensburg. From 2005 - 2008 and 2011 - 2013 she worked as a... Read More →
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Promita Sengupta

Head of Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Promita Sengupta, Bangladesh, is the Head of Programme for ‘Justice and Prison Reform for Promoting Human Rights and Preventing Corruption’ project commissioned by GIZ in Bangladesh. The project works towards facilitating and advising on institutional communication, coordination, and free flow of information within the criminal justice system. The results of its ‘Justice Audit’, which was aimed at identifying linkages... Read More →

Speakers
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Md. Shah Alamgir

Director, Press Institute of Bangladesh
Md. Shah Alamgir, Bangladesh, is the Director of the Press Institute of Bangladesh. In a career spanning 35 years he has held several important posts within print and electronic media organisations in Bangladesh. In recognition of his journalistic achievements he received the Poet Abu Jafar Obaidullah Literary Prize in 2006, the Chandrabati Gold Medal in 2005, and the Rotary Dhaka South Vocational Excellence Award and Kumilla Youth Society... Read More →
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Dr. Md. Shamsul Arefin

Director General – Research and Prevention Wing, Anti Corruption Commission
Dr. Md. Shamsul Arefin, Bangladesh, is the Director-General of Bangladesh’s Anti-Corruption Commission. He has held several administrative positions within the Government of Bangladesh during his long career as a public service official. He has participated in 13 in-country training courses including the foundation training course at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC). He has participated in several international... Read More →
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Pinkie Chan

Regional Network and Partnership Support Manager, East-West Management Institute, Open Development Initiative
Hi! I'm Pinkie. I'm an open data advocate and practitioner, data journalism aficionado, and education advocate. I'm enthusiastic about building communities to catalyze open data culture and civic technology to create social, environmental, and economic values. Currently, I'm supporting Open Development Initiative to build a network of organizations co-managing a common open data and open knowledge platform. We support transparent sharing and... Read More →
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Sadaf Khan

Director Programs, Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan
Sadaf Khan, Pakistan, is the Director of Programs, Media Matters for Democracy, a not-for-profit organization that strives towards an inclusive, democratic, and progressive media industry. Sadaf has been associated with the media and media development sector in Pakistan since 2002. She has worked with major print and broadcast outlets in the country, mostly behind the camera and has dabbled in all forms of writing and production. For the last... Read More →
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Mazhar Hussain Minhas

Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab Information Commission
Mazhar Hussain Minhas, Pakistan, is the Chief Information Commissioner of the Punjab Information Commission. In a legal career spanning 23 years, he has previously served as District and Sessions Judge, as well as the Judge of Lahore High Court. He has maintained his membership with the District Bar Association/s since 1975. He is a vocal advocate of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act which came into effect on 16th December... Read More →
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Dr. Md. Golam Rahman

Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commission Bangladesh
Dr. Md. Golam Rahman has been appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner since February, 2016. He is a Professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a well-known academician, media and communication researcher at both home and abroad. Professor Rahman has served the University of Dhaka as the Chairman of the Department of MCJ (in 1990-93, 2004-2005) and as one of the... Read More →
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Syed Ishtiaque Reza

Director News, Ekattor Television
Syed Ishtiaque Reza is the Director News of Ekattor Television. He previously worked as the Head of News of the Boishakhi Television, RTV and ETV. He has also served as the News editor of ATN Bangla. He was the Assistant Editor of the Financial Express (a well renowned national newspaper) and has profound experience in writing on the issues of politics, development and environmental for both national and international media. He was the sole... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 17:30
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