Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ASEAN and Blogger

On 15 December 2008, ten members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Indonesia, ratified a constitution for the organization called the ASEAN Charter.

Further, on 1 January 2010, the ASEAN China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) came into effect, reducing tariffs on 7,881 product categories in those countries to zero.

Furthermore, in 2015 an ASEAN Community shall be established based on three pillars i.e Security, Economy and Socio-Culture.

Considering that all those " big projects " will surely effect the people living in ASEAN countries, there must be  serious efforts  to socialized them to the public.

For this purpose, the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs is coordinating with Be-Blog (Bekasi blogger community) to organize a bloggers' gathering on :

Day/Date     :    Saturday, 7 August 2010
Time            :    9 am to 1 pm
Venue          :    Hotel Horison Bekasi, Krakatau Room, Jl. KH. Noer Ali, Bekasi
Participants  :    Bloggers in Bekasi, Jakarta and other area.

For detailed agenda and registration, please click here.

I hope that fellow bloggers would use the above event to express whatever they have on their minds, including the impact of the Asean China FTA on Indonesia's economy. 


Ferdinand said...

Wah di Bekasi ya Sob.....ga terlalu jauh si dari Jakarta hhe.... kayanya menarik tuh....

H. Nizam said...

Halo Ferdinand,
Sekali2 Sabtu setengah hari, sambil bersosialisai diri.

Viee_Hanny said...

Hmm ,,Sound Interesting ...
But,, Too far for me ..
And perhaps I am still not worthy to follow such events .. HeHe ..
^_^' ,,
BTw, Hi Kak Harry ..
Long time no see ..
How are you?
I hope yo're ok ..

H. Nizam said...

Hi Hanny,
I am glad to see you back.
I hope that everything is okay
with you. Thank you.

colson said...

That's a great opportunity for constructive criticism. Or is it an attempt to lure them to act as informal PR agencies for ASEAN?

H. Nizam said...

Hi Colson,
Yes it's an opportunity for the Dept of Foreign Affairs to exchange view with ordinary people i.e bloggers.
It would a lot much better if they do it before signing any treaty with other countries. But its better late than not at all.
I also agree that it is an effort to lure bloggers into informal PR.

umihoney said...

Sounds like fun,be sure to blog about it Harry.some pix if possible.Would be interesting to know how the questions from bloggers are handled.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Umi,
I also think that it would be interesting. Asean is not only a government matter now, but it also people's matter.