PH pushes for MIL, access to information programs in ASEAN meeting

Assistant Secretary Evangeline de Leon of the Presidential Communications Office (left) and Director-General Jose A. Torres Jr. of the Philippine Information Agency attend the 24th Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Information of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on August 8, 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Information Bureau of Brunei Darussalam)
The 24th Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Information of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information is hosted by Brunei Darussalam at the Centrepoint Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan on August 8, 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Information Bureau of Brunei Darussalam
Heads of delegations from ASEAN countries pose for a photograph at the start of the 24th Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Information of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information in Brunei Darussalam on August 8, 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Information Bureau of Brunei Darussalam)

The Philippines rallied the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to collaborate in the promotion of media and information literacy and public access to information during a meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on Tuesday, August 8.

The Philippines submitted two proposals titled “ASEAN Forum on Raising Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” and “ASEAN Symposium on Enhancing Public Access to Information” at the 24th Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Information of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI) hosted by Brunei Darussalam.

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