The Bollywood city Mumbai will host the next SAFMA (South Asia Free Media Association) meeting on Saturday (December 5). Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan will inaugurate the meet, where the journalists from various south Asian countries will participate and express their views on various media related issues. The key note address of the first session will be delivered by Ravi Shankar Prasad, former central IB minister and the discussion will witness the participation of veteran journalists P. Sainath (The Hindu), Vinod Sharma (Hindustan Times), Kumar Ketkar (Loksatta) with others.
The minister of State for external affairs, Shashi Tharoor will deliver the key note address of the panel discussion with the theme of ‘Impact of new technology on Media’, where the senior journalist Sreekant Khandekar, Imtiaz Alam and film maker Madhur Bhandarkar will participate as speakers. The concluding remarks will be offered by K K Katiyal, president of SAFMA India.