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Jakarta Post

ASEAN to cooperate on cybermedia controls

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 21 2018   /  12:22 am

ASEAN leaders will meet next week to set up regulatory frameworks, including norms, for responsible use of cybermedia as government-led crackdowns on “fake news” spread across the region.

Leaders of the 10 ASEAN states are scheduled to gather at the ASEAN Summit starting from April 25 to 28 in Singapore, the group’s chair this year.

The 32nd summit, themed “Building a Resilient and Innovative ASEAN”, will comprise a series of meetings eventually resulting in a leaders’ statement on cybersecurity, said the Foreign Ministry’s director for ASEAN Political and Security Cooperation, Chandra Wira Yudha.

“The discussion on cybersecurity will cover cooperation on capacity building and deliberation of norms of responsible cybermedia use,” he said during a press briefing at the Foreign Ministry on Friday.

The talks on the partnership, he said, were nee...