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Journalism Forum: Real News Matters – World News Day

  • 28 Sep 2019
  • Enterprise Development Centre
    ITE College Central

  • 9:30am – 1:00pm
  • Nil

This event is for Members only.

The World Editors Forum of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the National Youth Achievement Award Council warmly invites FCA journalists to mark World News Day this Saturday at a journalism forum, the details of which are in the links below.

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Kindly RSVP directly with the organizer at by Wed 25 Sept.


0930 Arrival and Registration.

0950 Welcome by Warren Fernandez, President, World Editors Forum & Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times

1000 Covering Conflict
• Kalani Kumarasinghe, Features Editor, The Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka
• Maran Htoi Aung, Editor, Kachin Waves, Myanmar
• Victoria Tulad, Senior News Correspondent, GMA, Philippines
• Moderator: Lau Joon-Nie, Director, Asia, World Association of News
Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

1045 Fact or Fake? Keep it Real - news verification session by Shefali Rekhi, Asian News Network Editor, The Straits Times and Q&A with Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times.

 1115 It Changed My Life
• Javier Ng, Year 1 ITE Central College student, Anti-drug advocate and
member of Youth Advisory Group under Ministry of Social and Family
• Video of Mr Seow Ban Yam, age 83, whose story resulted in the cost review
of at least 20 medical procedures to align better with MediShield Life
claim limits.
• Dr Mustafa Izzuddin, National Youth Achievement Award Gold Award Holder &
Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies and the University
Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore on how being covered
in the news has changed his life as an academic. He will share on how he
handles news commentary, opinion and punditry when interviewed by
• Wong Kim Hoh, Senior Writer, The Straits Times, whose award-winning story
series, "It Changed My Life", led to the creation of the Singaporean of the
Year Awards.
• Moderator: Alysha Chandra, Editor, The Octant, Yale-NUS

1200 Announcement of winners of the World News Day "My News. My Story Photo

1210 Lunch

1300 End

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