International Scientific Conference “Managing Information on Social Media in the Context of Information Explosion”

06.11.2020

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INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
“Managing Information on Social Media in the Context of Information Explosion”



Hanoi–November 4th, the international scientific conference “Managing Information on Social Media in the Context of Information Explosion” takes place at the Academy of Journalism and Communication, Hanoi. The conference is co-organized by the Academy of Journalism and Communication, Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (Ministry of Information and Communications), and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).


The conference consists of an opening session and two thematic sessions with 6 presentations presented by Vietnamese and Korean scholars. Session 1 of the conference focuses on the views and approaches to information management. Session 2 looks into experiences, initiatives and solutions for managing information on social media platforms.


The conference is a forum for Vietnamese and Korean experts to exchange experiences, methods and solutions for information management to promote the positives while limit the negatives of social media. With the rapid development of digital technology, social media has become a popular platform for information exchange but it is also the environment for misinformation and disinformation, causing severe consequences.


Therefore, information management has to be associated with the prompt detecting, handling and preventing misinformation on social media. Assoc. Prof, Dr. Luu Van An, Acting Rector of the Academy of Journalism and Communication states that “Managing information on social media has become an urgent and long-term mission to create a healthy, positive information environment, thus contribute to the stable and sustainable development of the society.”


KOICA Vietnam Country Director Mr. Cho Han Deog said: "With the rapid development of digital technology, social media has become a popular platform for exchanging information, but it is causing serious consequences in the environment of false and fake information. Through the AJC, Vietnam's top media training institute, KOICA will help the two countries create a sound media environment surrounding various social phenomena and create a better media environment."


At the conference, Korean experts exchanges Korean government’s experience in policy communication and information management in the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Uhm Seung Yong, Director of Human Capital presents a presentation entitled Communication Strategy of Korean Government, 'K-Quarantine'. Dr. Sonho Kim, lead researcher at Korea Press Foundation, shares his ideas about managing misinformation on social media in Korea during the pandemic.


The discussion at the conferences agrees that the new media environment brings about “nonconventional” challenges in managing information, which requires an innovation in thinking and management model. The managers need to enhance their capacity of making policy, designing regulation and predicting the trend while the audiences need to enhance their capacity in accessing and evaluating information, as well as improving their responsibility in using social media for the purpose of personal and social development.


The international scientific conference “Managing Information on Social Media in the Context of Information Explosion” is part of a series of international scientific conferences since 2016, organized by the Academy of Journalism and Communication in cooperation with the Korea International Cooperation Agency. These conferences play an important role in enriching the theory of policy communication and the in exchanging experiences between Vietnam and Korea in policy communication.


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