The Jakarta Communications, Information and Statistics Agency has proposed a plan to allocate Rp 2 billion (US$131,000) for social media management to help disseminate information on policies, an official stated on Tuesday. “Social media is as significant as mainstream media. Our Instagram account, for example, is one the public engages with the most by far,” she said as quoted by kompas.com. The plan, Atika said, was proposed during a meeting on the city’s 2019 budget priorities (KUA-PPAS) with the City Council. The money would be used to cover various expenses, such as salaries for social media experts, infrastructure procurement and documentation. Atika said she planned to disseminate information from the administration in the form of infographics and videos. “We’re focusing on how to build a message,” she said. The city currently runs official accounts on social media platforms, with @dkijakarta for Instagram and @dkijakarta for Twitter. … [Read more...] about City proposes allocating Rp 2 billion for social media management
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The 12-episode “Doctor” cartoon series will features stories about the workday lives of doctors and the conditions under which they practise medicine. The project is an effort by The Medical Council, in collaboration with 14 Royal Thai Colleges, to clear up misunderstandings and build trust between the public and doctors. Distributed through social media channels, the 12 weekly cartoon episodes will be released on Wednesdays, while related infographics will be published on Thursdays. Dr Prasit Watanapa, president of The Medical Council of Thailand, said the series would bring facts and the truth about doctors’ working lives to the public to create a better understanding between people and doctors and to eventually build trust between society and doctors. A gap between the general public and doctors has long existed, he conceded, but in a time of complex diseases and the increased expectations of patients despite limited healthcare resources, that … [Read more...] about Doctors turn to cartoons to win public support
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya instructed tourism offices in various provinces to disseminate more information during the Idul Fitri holidays. “I instructed every tourism office to be more proactive when handing out information about tourism and culinary events that are happening this Idul Fitri holiday. I expect a minimum of five news items per day,” the minister said during the Tourism Journalist Forum (Forwapar) event at Ayana Mid Plaza Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com. Arief added that the number of tourists was expected to increase during mudik (homecoming) due to the longer holiday period. Read also: Ministry prepares 75 tour packages for Asian Games visitors “[Tourism information] can be distributed through catalogs, on social media via #pesonamudik2018 and guidebooks for mudik tourists. [This is all being done] to increase the number of tourists,” said the minister. Aside from Java and its surrounding areas, Arief also … [Read more...] about Minister calls on tourism offices to be proactive this holiday season
SINGAPORE: A Facebook page which purports to fact check “misleading information on social media” has refused to identify its page administrators despite public calls to do so.This comes after the site had “fact checked” the academic credentials of historian Thum Ping Tjin, a point which also came up during the six-hour hearing at last week’s Select Committee on Deliberate Falsehoods hearing.So what is Fact Check Singapore? Channel NewsAsia spoke with “Joseph” who is the page’s main administrator via Facebook to find out more.WHAT IS FACT CHECK SINGAPORE?Fact Check Singapore was set up in December 2016 by “Joseph”. In an old Facebook post published when FCS was launched, FCS said that “it aims to be a non-partisan consumer advocate for Singaporean voters”.It added that its mission is to “reduce the level of deception and confusion in Singapore politics”.“Joseph” told Channel NewsAsia that he … [Read more...] about Fact Check Singapore: What do we know about the fake news watchdog in the spotlight?
SINGAPORE - The Straits Times bagged eight awards at the 8th Asian Digital Media Awards, including for best online video, best news mobile service and best innovation. Singapore Press Holdings' flagship paper won four silvers and four bronzes at the awards at Orchard Hotel on Wednesday (Nov 1). Citizen journalism site Stomp also won two awards: a gold for Best In Social Media Engagement, and a bronze for Best News Website. ST's efforts to innovate and experiment with new ways to reach out to readers were recognised at the annual regional awards which received 185 entries from 29 media companies in nine countries. The awards were jointly presented by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) and Google. An in-depth look at Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling's Olympic gold win in Rio last year bagged a silver award in best in lifestyle, sports or entertainment website category. The special online feature, Gold: Joseph Schooling’s Road to … [Read more...] about The Straits Times bags 8 wins at Asian Digital Media Awards including best innovation, online video