By David Robie
This keynote commentary at the Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) conference with the theme Change, Adaptation and Culture: Media and Communication in Pandemic Times.
It is addressed through a discussion of three main issues: 1. The Covid-19 Pandemic and how it is being coped with; 2. A parallel Infodemic—a crisis of communication, and the surge of “disinformation” and truth challenges in an “age of hatred and intolerance”; and 3. The global Climate Emergency and the disproportionate impact this is having on the Asia-Pacific region.
Finally the author concludes with an overview of some helpful strategies for communicators and educators from his perspective as a journalist and media academic with a mission.
The keynote speech at the ACMC conference. Video: Café Pacific