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  • The Information Ministers Seminar and Workshop will bring together senior level participants from 20 developing countries
  • The intensive programme from October 18 to 27 will cover a range of issues pertaining to radio, film and television development strategy, new media developments, operations, and innovation
  • Minister Falconer will return to the island on October 29, 2013.

The Minister without Portfolio with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer left the island on Tuesday, October 15, for China where she will participate in a seminar/workshop for Information Ministers from developing countries. The seminar which will be held in Beijing is organized by the Government of China.

The Information Ministers Seminar and Workshop will bring together senior level participants from 20 developing countries, including the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Lesotho, South Africa, Sudan, Mali, Chile, Antigua & Barbuda, Cuba, Grenada, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

The intensive programme from October 18 to 27 will cover a range of issues pertaining to radio, film and television development strategy, new media developments, operations and innovation of broadcasting organisation and exchange and co-operation between China media and broadcasting organisation and foreign partners. The participants will also be engaged in a study tour to Shanghai.

While in China, Minister Falconer will also hold direct talk with officials of the Chinese State Council Information Office, State Administrators of Radio, Film and Television as well as the Chinese National News Agency.

Minister Falconer’s trip is funded by the Chinese Government with support from the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica. She will return to the island on October 29, 2013.