By David Robie in Pacific Journalism Review
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 is addressed through a discussion of three main issues:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic and how it is being coped with;
- A parallel Infodemic—a crisis of communication, and the surge of ‘disinformation’ and truth challenges in an ‘age of hatred and intolerance’; and
- 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.