5 May 2011

IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2011: Review

First impressions:

April 25-27 the National Library of Malaysia hosted the 2011 Newspapers Section Conference at the National Library in Kuala Lumpur.  In these times of tight library budgets it was surprisingly well-attended with ~150 delegates from all Malaysian states as well as Australia, Singapore, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, France, USA, India, …  The news of the conference was in 6 national newspapers in English and Malay.  It was opened by the Senator Maglin Dennis D'Cruz, who is also Deputy Minister of Communication, Information, and Culture.  Keynote addresses were given by the CEO of the largest media company in Malaysia, Johan Jaafar, and the General Manager of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), Hasnul Haasan.  The conference was opened with dancers and a song composed especially for the conference, setting a very high standard for future newspaper conferences!

Frederick Zarndt, Chair of Newspapers Section

Pictures from the conference:

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Opening of the Conference by the
Deputy Minister of Communication, Information, and Culture of Malaysia, Senator Maglin Dennis D'Cruz

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... prick-eared audience, mainly from asian countries

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The conference organisers accompanied by speakers and standing committee members at the entrance  of the National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

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