The Director of the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS), Inês Chan Lou, and Deputy Director Wong Lok I met with representatives of the Macao Youth Media Association last week to exchange views on key issues facing the development of Macau media in 2020.
Among the topics raised by the Association’s President, Cheong In Cheng, was the status of new and emerging media which she said plays an equally important role in informing the public on topical issues. Cheung said the definition of media should not be limited to the certain types of media but should be more open in order to reflect modern society.
It was also suggested by one Association representative that the GCS arrange a special internal team to assist and respond to new media, with Chan acknowledging the idea has merit.
Chan – who was appointed to head the GCS in late June – agreed that new media can play an important role as a bridge between the Macau SAR Government and its residents and expressed her pleasure at seeing youth willing to make increasingly important contributions to Macau’s media industry. She said she will actively encourage more young people to become involved.
The ideas floated for further development of youth in media included for the GCS to cooperate with local universities in promoting new media. The Association recommended offering greater promotion and training to students in order to provide opportunities to learn about exactly how Macau’s media operates from day to day.
Other representatives of the Macau Youth Media Association present at last week’s meeting were Vice Presidents Lam Ka Wai, Kuan Seng Ip and Victoria Man Sok Wa, Chairman Chan Ka Chon, Vice Chairman Tang Sio Ian, Executive Director Chan In Kei and Chief Supervisor Lam Chan Sing.