The sixth conference of South Asian Editor's Forum will be held on May 27-28 in Hyderabad. The theme of the conference will be "How the language media can promote the message of peace and justice in South Asia."
The objective behind the conference is to bring together the editors of newspapers and journals from countries of South Asia. It'll also enable editors to meet on a regular periodic basis so that they can share their experiences and ideas to facilitate the implementation of proposals for cooperation.
This year, the first session, which is on "Detailing the evolution of the South Asian Media Association and SAEF - the vision and mission, will be initiated by Vijay Darda, MP (Rajya Sabha) and CMD, Lokmat Group and Founder Chairmen, SAEF. This would be followed by opening remarks by co-convenor Javed Jabbar from Pakistan. The session will be inaugurated with an address by Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister for information and Broadcasting, followed by an address by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr YSR Reddy.
The second session will be on "From old dangers to new hope," which would speculate on media's role in the India-Pakistan peace process. Whether it worked in favour or against the process with brief references to internal trends in each country.
The third session will be on specific plans that need to be implemented by SAEF and the new steps that need to be taken to strengthen cooperation. The final session will end with a valedictory address by Union Minister of Civil Aviation Praful Patel.
The second day will be a light day wherein the editors from different countries will get the opportunity to freely mingle and hang out with each other.