Sabtu, 19 November 2011

Media Center Ready to Operate

The media center for the 19th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Nusa Dua, will fully operate as of Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
All the facilities in the media center are expected to make journalists easier to cover all the agendas of the summit till Saturday, November 19, 2011. Director General for Information and Public Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Information Freddy Tulung said the media center has actually been ready since Monday, November 14, 2011. “The media center is already prepared since November 14, 2011 when Vice President Boediono was scheduled to closely observe the readiness of the media center,” Freddy said.
Freddy confirmed that the media center has functioned well especially in the upcoming visit of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The media center is expected to run well till the end of the Summit on Saturday 19, 2011.  
The government has allocated Rp18 billion of fund for setting up the media center and all necessary facilities during the 19th ASEAN  Summit, the ASEAN Summit+3, and the 6th East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali. The
fund was allocated to provide facilities including computers,  internet network and press conference room. Part of the money was also allocated to rent the building for the media center in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) and a room from which participants and journalists to the summit can take ID cards at Melia Hotel.
The media center at the Singaraja Hall on the first floor of BNDCC is equipped with 300 computers linked to the internet network to make journalists easier cover the summit. Journalists who bring laptops are provided with special lines and wireless network. In addition, the media center also has 30 printers, photocopy machines and stationeries.
The media center also has a number of mini studios to disseminate photos, audio, and video products for about 1,500 journalists coming from 130 countries.
On the readiness of the media center for the 19th ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit at BNDCC, Bureau Chief of Japan’s news agency Kyodo in Jakarta Shin Fuchino expressed satisfaction. “The media center is adequate. The speed of the internet  is also good. Hopefully, this condition continues till the end of the Summit,” he said.

Sumber: ASEAN Summit

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