Sunday, June 5, 2011

BUM2011 Is On!

FROM: 1, 2011

BUM 2011 Is Now at the Starting Blocks!

An exciting panel of speakers has been lined up for the BUM2011 Forum on June 11, 2011 to mark World Press Freedom Day (which fell on May 3, 2011). This evening forum is co-organised by a group of bloggers in their individual capacities (who call themselves BUMmers), and the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall and the Centre for Policy Initiatives.


Theme: Bloggers’ Solidarity with the Press?

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2011
Time: 7.45pm to 10.15pm
Venue: Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Auditorium (KLSCAH)

Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Programme Outline:

7.45PM: Welcoming Speech by Dr Lim TG, Director,
Centre for Policy Initiatives;

7.55PM: Address by BUM 2011 Organising Committee
Chairman, YL Chong, Desi

8.10PM: Keynote Address by YB Nik Nazmi
 Nik Ahmad on “Legislating Freedom of
Information Act in Parliament”

Q and A to follow: 20 minutes

Forum: Bloggers’ Solidarity with The Press?

9.00PM to 10.00PM featuring:

Sdr Cheam Toon Lee
, newsman, former GEIC

Sdr Zunar, cartoonist, writer 

Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan,
Chairperson, BERSIH 2.0

Sdr Hata Wahari,
NUJ President, “sacked” by Utusan Malaysia recently

Q and A to follow…

Kuala Lumpur
 June 1st, 2011

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