The 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) will be taking place in the Philippines on January 21-24, 2014, at the Philippine International Convention Center. Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network will be present at the conference as part of its social media coverage committee, producing material from the event’s activities for posting in online venues.
The APCRSHR is an international conference that discusses critical issues affecting sexual and reproductive health concerns, particularly in national contexts across the Asia-Pacific region. The conference theme of “Examining achievements, good practices and challenges: towards a strategic positioning of SRHR for all” is in line with Mulat Pinoy-KNN’s continuing vision to help expand public awareness regarding issues relevant to young people.
By having its reporters and video teams present during the conference, the conference’s social media coverage committee intends to supplement the broader coverage of established media outlets. Photos, articles and video interviews are intended to be among the coverage materials produced and shared online. “Social media is everywhere now,” explains Mulat Pinoy-KNN’s editorial coordinator, Dante Gagelonia. “We should always recognize the value of delivering credible information to as many venues as possible, especially online. Since not everyone can physically attend the conference, we want to be able to help disseminate its key points and messages through social networks, in the hopes of reaching more people.”
Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network is a population and development awareness project of the Probe Media Foundation, Incorporated (PMFI). The Mulat Pinoy project was created in 2009 to help deliver research-based information to the public through online engagement and corresponding offline events, and it has since evolved to focus on issues relevant to the youth, eventually combining with Kabataan News Network (KNN), a related project of PMFI. The Probe Media Foundation, in turn, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of media in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region through training of professional and aspiring media practitioners.
For more information, please contact:
Regina Layug Rosero, Project Coordinator
regina (at) mulatpinoy.ph
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