AMI May 2018 seminar


AMI Monthly Seminar

The impact of social media on public opinion in Myanmar

Date      Monday 28th May 2018

Time      5:30 pm for 6pm start (refreshments 7-7:30pm)

Venue   Deakin University, Downtown Campus, Tower2, Level 12, 727 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC 3008. Please click the link for access to level 12.

RSVP please, for catering purposes. No charge

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Dr Toija Cinque, Toija Cinque is a Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design at Deakin University. She is on the editorial Board for the journal New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences. Her teaching areas include communications institutions and industries, media texts and audiences, and the new media. Her main research interest lies in extending the limits of conventional media studies; exploring the intersections between social media, legacy media and communications with other studies in history, celebrity, statistics, privacy and surveillance, public policy, media law and economics. 

Sonny Swe, joining from Yangon by Skype.  Sonny is the CEO and Co-Founder of Frontier Myanmar, one of the country’s leading independent news organisations and within the Black Knight Media Group. He is a pioneer in Myanmar media, with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. In 2000, he co-founded The Myanmar Times – the first Myanmar-foreign joint venture in Myanmar’s media industry – and is also a former CEO of the Mizzima Media Group, which published a daily newspaper, a weekly English Magazine, news websites.  He is uniquely qualified to offer perspectives on social media’s impact on modern Myanmar.

Dr Ivo Burum, Coordinator, Media Industries, La Trobe University. A former television executive and current affairs producer, he is also known internationally as a mobile and digital consultant, and is the author of Mojo: the Mobile Journalism Handbook. Ivo ran the first mobile journalism workshops for Myanmar media companies.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.

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