Schedule of 4M Jakarta 2014 Forum

Published in 4M JAKARTA FORUM 2014

The issues of the shift from traditional to online Media


09:00 - 09:30 am 


09:30 - 09:45 am

Mr. Eko Maryadi, President of AJI, Indonesia
H.E. Mrs Corinne Breuzé
, French Ambassador to Indonesia
Dr. A. Prasetyantoko
, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration & Communication Sciences, University Atma Jaya, Indonesia
Mr. David Hivet
, Director for Asia, CFI, France

MC Pierre Laburthe, CFI

DEBATE 1 - Going Online? Opportunities and cautions

09:45 - 11:15 am

People increasingly turn to the internet to get their news. This is the result of a high (but contrasting) penetration rate of the internet and smartphones in South-East Asia and a tendency of news democratization. For all kinds of media, going online is an opportunity with new possible features but it also calls for precautions.

Moderator: Roberto Coloma, AFP Representative in Singapore


  • Mr. Heru Margiyanto, AJI, Kompas.com, Indonesia
  • Mr. Pierre Boucaud, Founder of RajMédias, www.marsactu.com, France
  • Mrs. Maria Ressa, www.rappler.com, The Philippines
  • Mrs. Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai.com, Thailand   


11:15 - 11:45 am

WORKSHOP 1 - Online News and Ethics

11:45 - 12:30 pm

Using social media to unearth news or writing articles for the Web are 2 of the aspects of the digital revolution. But new tools do not free journalists or citizen journalists of the essential rules of ethics and deontology. In this new context how to verify online sources, develop "fact-checking" and protect these sources? Do the news makers need to be fair and balanced?

Moderator: Mrs. Carrie Nooten, Journalist, Based in Singapore


  • Mr. Nezar Patria, Indonesian Press Council, Indonesia
  • Jahabar Sadiq, Malaysian Insider.com, Malaysia
  • Kumaran Pillai, The Independent, Singapore

WORKSHOP 2 - Online News in the democratic debate

11:45 - 12:30 pm

In the context of a social transition, elections or in the event of natural disasters, how are social media revolutionizing the democratic debate?

Moderator: Anthony Cruz, blogger, The Philippines


  • William de Cruz, Global Bersih, Malaysia
  • Mr. Pen Bona, RFI, Cambodia
  • Mr. Didik Supriyanto, merdeka.com, Indonesia


12:30 - 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP 3 - Global to local? New economic models

2:00 - 3:00 pm

After a decade experimenting in online advertising, subscription models and other developments or apps, no miracle solution has been found. The increasing number of failures and successes makes it possible to share a number of good practices and business models that work. Yet many of these successful approaches cannot simply be duplicated. What lessons can be learnt?

Moderator: Le Quoc Minh, Vietnam Plus, Vietnam


  • Mr. Pierre Boucaud, Mars Actu.com, France
  • MM. Bambang Purwanto and Roberto Coloma, Antara and AFP, Indonesia

WORKSHOP 4 - Global to local? Citizen Journalism and very local news

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Newsrooms have been opened to the public as it is impossible today to imagine information without the contribution of the audience. Citizens are becoming journalists, citizen journalists contributing to global issues with their local experience or on the contrary creating a platform for very local news.

Moderator: Mr. Jonne Catshoek, ELVA, Georgia


  • Mrs. Hla Hla Htay, AFP, Myanmar
  • Mrs Chutintra Watanakul, The Nation Multimedia.com, Thailand (tbc)
  • Anton Muhajir, Sloka Institute, Indonesia (tbc)
  • Arlene Burgos, ABS CBN, The Philippines

WORKSHOP 5 - Global to local? New audiences and new usage: Radios at the digital Age

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Radio is an important media in remote, insular areas or for different communities with a same language or dialect. How is radio adapting to the digital revolution and using it to its advantage? Thanks to its flexibility and the natural interactivity that it entails, radio seems to be thriving in the digital age.     

Moderator: Carrie Nooten, French Journalist, Singapore


  • Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, RRI and AIBD, Indonesia
  • Citra Prastuti, News Manager for PortalKBR.com, Indonesia
  • Tito de Jesus Filipe da Costa, Eurico Pereira, Francisco Da Silva, Prezado De Meneses, radios, Timor Leste
  • Mr. Pen Bona, RFI, Cambodia

FOCUS 1 - Local to Global? A Social news network where stories inspire community engagement

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Maria Ressa is a journalist and one of the founders of Rappler.com, a social news network trying to answer few questions such as: how can citizens participate? How can this be used for larger positive goals? How can all that strengthen democracy?     

Moderator: Mrs. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, RRI and AIBD, Indonesia (tbc)


  • Maria Ressa, Rappler.com, The Philippines


3:45 - 4:15 pm

WORKSHOP 6 - Local to Global? Voices of the Minorities

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Minorities and indigenous people's issues are rarely discussed in the national media due to the focus on issues close to the capital elites. The digital revolution with its numerous new tools (blogs, storify, etc...) can allow to compensate that lack of platforms.

Moderator: Mrs. Gayathri Venkiteswaran, SEAPA, Thailand


  • Mr. Victor Mambor, tabloidjubi.com, Papua, Indonesia (tbc)
  • Mahasabree Jehloh, Wartani Blog in Southern Thailand, Thailand
  • Mr. May Thingyan Hein, Myitmakha News Agency, Myanmar

WORKSHOP 7 - Local to Global? Smartphone and SMS News

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Is the handphone the best method to provide information in remote areas or areas where the Internet is too bad? Some experiences seem to comfort this idea and few examples will try to show the opportunities of such usage thanks to contribution from the community of citizen internet users or, on the contrary, media groups reaching small communities lacking access to the news.    

Moderator: Mr Jahabar Sadiq, Malaysianinsider.com, Malaysia


  • Hari Surjadi, Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Mr. Jonne Catshoek, Elva, Georgia
  • Mr. JV. Rufino , The Inquirer, The Philippines

FOCUS 2 - Local to Global? Local contributors making International news

5:00 - 5:45 pm

Les Observateurs is a community (a website and 2 TV magazines) of the French news channel France 24. Through a network of local contributors all over the world, it covers international news How does it works? How could you be part of it or get inspired by it?


  • Mrs. Sarra Grira, Les observateurs, France24, France

FOCUS 3 - Global to local? Hyper local: villages news portals

5:00 - 5:45 pm

In Indonesia, a website can be adopted by any villages that wish to in order to create a very local news portal. Many villages are using it. The illustration of such tool and its usages could be very inspirational for a lot of countries. 


  • Mr. Aris Andrianto, www.penadesa.id, Indonesia


5:45 - 6:00 pm

for the day and announcement of the Hackathon (Pierre Laburthe, CFI)


6:00 onwards

6.00 – 6.30 Brainstorming and possible identification of different groups
6.30pm onwards: Hackathon



How is online journalism changing the way the general audience is interacting with information makers?


09:00 - 09:30 am

DEBATE 2 - Online Media Law, Pressure from the States or big business corporations

09:30 - 10:30 am

With the digital revolution, new ways of informing, of spreading news appear. It is a great opportunity but it could sometimes be seen as a threat: for big companies, which did not anticipate that transition in terms of profit making or for institutions, governments trying to control their image. But this digital era, could also bring other risks from the ones contributing. In this context, defamation, business models, ethics, privacy, copyrights and many other issues need to be addressed in order to provide the best environment for all users. How can we establish new media law, in the age of digital, providing fair guidelines for everybody and not compromising the freedom of the press?

Moderator: Mr. Pen Bona, RFI, Cambodia


  • Mr. Jahabar Sadiq, Malaysian Insider.com: servers abroad
  • Mr. Budiono Dardono, Detik.com : Ads revenues trusted by Facebook and Yahoo, Indonesia
  • Mr. Benoit Thieulin, President of the French Digital Council CNNum, France


10:30 - 11:00 am

WORKSHOP 8 - Online Media Law and Business Model: The making of an Internet law

11:00 - 12:00 am

The transition to digital has shaken the media groups. They saw a drastic drop in their subscriptions or their ads revenues as they did not prepare for this transition. Observing that, Internet companies started thrusting online revenues. The whole ecosystem needed to be re-invented. Various models were tried and experimented. What has been learnt? What could be tested further? Experiences should be the best lesson here.

Moderator: Mrs. Carrie Nooten, Journalist, France-Malaysia


  • Mrs. Gayatri Venkiteswaran, SEAPA
  • Benoit Thieulin, CNNum, France
  • Mr. Margiyono, AJI, Indonesia
  • Mr. Remy Choo, Media Lawyer - Peter Low LLC (Co-Founder, The Online Citizen),
  • Singapore

WORKSHOP 9 - Online Media Law- Censorship, auto-censorship, pressure from the states

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Online news can be seen as a platform to bypass restrictive laws that were sometimes interfering with the freedom of press. Some governments were not prepared for that revolution and opted for a preventive restrictive law (based on previous historic laws) instead of trying to adapt to the new possibilities offered. What are the models of such laws in the regions? Are they interfering with essential freedoms? How to promote the necessity of the freedom of press for a better pluralism?

Moderator: Mrs. Maria Ressa, Rappler.com, The Philippines


  • Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai.com, Thailand
  • Remy Choo, Media Lawyer - Peter Low LLC (Co-Founder, The Online Citizen), Singapore


12:00 - 1:00 pm

Networking event: participants will register for small groups on specific topics

1:00 - 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP 10 - Internet Safety. How it works? Introduction of practical tools

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Confidentiality of sources is certainly one of the keystones of press freedom. In the digital age, this principle can be undermined by the technology. Institutions, companies or journalists are all confronted to leaks. What are the methods and practices for ensuring optimum security in protecting sources and the journalist in order to do his/her job in an ethical and deontological way?

Moderator: William de Cruz, Global Bersih, Malaysia


  • Donny Budhi Utoyo, ICT Watch, Indonesia
  • Benjamin Ismail, Reporters Sans Frontière

WORKSHOP 11 - Bloggers! How can we inform together?

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Blogs build their reputation and their audience through their unique voice or range of topics they discuss. Very often a blog becomes a brand and as such it is sometimes hard to imagine blogs working together. But there are many opportunities that can arise from collaborative work and maybe benefit all.

Moderator: Mr. Remy Choo, Singapore


  • Iman Brotoseno, Asean blogger Community, Indonesia
  • Anthony Ian Cruz, tonyocruz.com, The Philippines
  • Kounila Keo, blueladyblog.com, Cambodia

CARTE BLANCHE TO Benoît Thieulin, President of the CNNum and Director of Lanetscouade.com
Media and Online Revolutions: Innovations, trends and Future

2:45 - 3:30 pm


3:30 - 4:00 pm

WORKSHOP 12 - Crowdfunding: A way of building partnerships

4:00 - 4:45 pm

Crowdfunding has contributed to financially support films, music or social projects. Now it is starting to be of interest to media editors with platforms specifically targeting media projects. How could a crowdfunding campaign for an editorial project be launched? What are the digital approaches at stake? Are there cultural differences depending on the target country or population?

Moderator: Mr. Pierre Boucaud, Marsactu.com, France


  • Mr. Sasa Vucinic, Indievoices, Crowdfunding in SE Asia
  • Mr. Shamini Arumugam, Malaysiakini.com, Malaysia

WORKSHOP 13 - Open data and Data visualization

4:00 - 4:45 pm

Data visualization is the creation and study of visual representation of usually big amount of data and statistics. It has become a powerful tool in online news portal as it merges citizen contributions and an analysis of (huge amount of) data. It is presented in a clear, graphical and sometimes interactive representation of the information. How to use open data
projects? What tools have to be developed or used? How to represent the information? What are the trends?

Moderator: Carrie Nooten, French journalist, Singapore


  • Didi, Beritagar.com, Indonesia (tbc)
  • Penhleak Chan, Open Development, Cambodia

Presentation of the new tool(s) done during the Hackathon

4:45 - 5:45 pm


5:45 - 6:15 pm


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