REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia is holding a training on multimedia for several Asia-Pacific and African countries from July 26 to August 4, 2016, in Yogyakarta as a concrete program under the South-South Cooperation.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received by Antara here on Wednesday, 14 people from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Afghanistan, Nepal, Timor Leste, and Ethiopia as well as four participants from the provinces of Maluku, Papua, and West Papua are participating in the training.
Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Esti Andayani remarked that the training was aimed at boosting the capacity of developing countries in the Asia-Pacific and African regions within the framework of the South-South Cooperation.
"This training is a follow-up to the 60th Asian-African Conference in 2014," Andayani pointed out.
Andayani remarked that information and communication technology was currently growing at a rapid pace, especially through social media networks, which are inseparable from the people's daily lives.
Indonesia views this development as a challenge and will invest Rp278 trillion to build a broadband network within the next five years.
"The use of multimedia in journalism, entertainment, and marketing has become very important. We hope the participants will not only be able to increase production and improve strategies through multimedia but will also be able to build a shared media network based on true facts without the involvement of third-party media, which tends to be bias," Andayani stated.
The training covers topics, such as broadcasting, video production, and digital news, which will be delivered in the form of theory and practicals.