ASEAN Blogger Declaration

I attended a Bloggerfest in Penang in 2010 and had a list of bloggers whose blog I use to randomly visit and read. Tonight I was reading a blog from a Cambodian Blogger who is also a journalist and came her posting about Blogger’s   Conference in Bali in 2011. 

There was the ASEAN bloggers conference in Bali on 16-17 November 2011 and during that Conference, a ASEAN Bloggers declaration was mooted. Below is the list of declaration. Watch the video t the end of this posting too. 

ASEAN BLOGGER DECLARATION

  1. We, the ASEAN bloggers, gathered in Bali, on 16th November 2011, aligned with the 19th ASEAN Summit, acknowledge the role and contributions of social media for the establishment of ASEAN Community 2015.
  2. We, the ASEAN bloggers, aspire to seek the freedom of expressions among us as enshrined in Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  3. We, the ASEAN bloggers, in the spirit of partnership and solidarity among the family of people from ASEAN countries, independent of political influence, are determined to use social media in the development of ASEAN’s political, economic, and social-cultural potentials with the aim to promote understanding among ASEAN people.
  4. We, the ASEAN bloggers, are determined to develop cooperation in all fields under ASEAN’s One Vision, One Identity, and One Community.
  5. We, the ASEAN bloggers, are committed to ethical and positive demeanor, respectful of the rights of authors attached to articles, photos, and videos, and other creative products.
  6. We, the ASEAN bloggers commit to:
  • Declare the 16th November as the ASEAN Bloggers’ Day.
  • Develop communication platforms, both at the national and the sub-regional levels, taking into account the interest of people participation in the rural areas of ASEAN countries.
  • Organize future activities to encourage closer contact among bloggers.
  • Mandate the Indonesian ASEAN Blogger Community President to coordinate and communicate to all their counterparts from ASEAN countries regarding development and progress achieved in accordance with the Declaration.

   7. We, the ASEAN bloggers, encourage all bloggers to join our efforts in making this Declaration a reality.

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