27 November 2019 09:00 - 28 November 2019 17:00

2019 Asia Media Conference: Digital Empathy - Reporting like a humanitarian

About the event

Every year, the International Committee of the Red Cross brings together journalists, influencers and innovative communicators from across the Asia Pacific to learn from each other on where our work overlaps. The ICRC is one of the world's most recognised humanitarian organisations with close to 18,000 people working in more than 80 countries to help those caught in conflict. Humanity is at the heart of the stories we share. Preserving people's dignity while seeking innovative ways to generate empathy is always front of mind.

In 2019, the ICRC's Asia Media Conference will be held in Jakarta across two days, tentatively scheduled for November 27-28. This year the conference will bring a renewed focus on digital storytelling trends. Whether they be bloggers, authors, journos or social media mavens, the ICRC is looking for participants who can share how they tell stories to tackle social issues of diversity, inclusion and change.

The thematic selection of digital storytelling offers multiple tracks to explore. During this two-day event participants will discuss the nature of digital influence, how to navigate fake news and build creative storytelling approaches that generate empathy for social impact to help a diversity of voices be heard.

The event will offer participants a mix of on-hand peer-exchanges through presentations, panel discussions and group work. This year, we will be seeking to bring digital industry leaders and innovators for inspirational lectures and workshops to equip participants with better tools for impact storytelling in a digital age: from news verification, digital security to empathy.

For updates on social media, follow us on our Asia Media Conference page here.

Date & Time

27 November 2019 09:00 - 28 November 2019 17:00

Venue address

Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar
Jalan Tamblingan 99, Sanur
Bali 80226, Indonesia