Indonesian minister opens 5th IBRAF conference

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara inaugurated the International Conference "Media for World Harmony" and the 5th Annual Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum (IBRAF) here on Wednesday.

In his address, Rudiantara noted that the media industry has transformed itself into a digital media industry, and the broadcasting business has followed suit.

"In addition, the presence of (digital) media has influenced personal and social patterns," he pointed out.

He expressed hope that this event would offer the right platform for participating countries to share their scientific know-how, knowledge, and experiences in the broadcasting field to offer positive contributions to cater to the publics needs.

Chief of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission Yuliandre Darwis noted that the global community is currently distressed by the onslaught of information that tends to disrupt peace and harmony.

"The IBRAF is one of the forums that pays attention to the mass media in the world and attempts to study the global situation influenced by the fast and massive flow of information," he remarked.

This event is aimed at building a harmonious cooperation among broadcasting regulators in the world in order to achieve a common understanding of the latest media and broadcasting issues, he stated.

"The theme of this event is based on the view that the media is a reflection of various events in the global community, so that it is held accountable for creating harmony in the world," he added.(*)