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* The list is in alphabetical order by last name.

* Presenters for KBS Media Showcase

Ban Ki-moon Ban Ki-moon The 8th Secretary-General, UN

  • Opening Keynote

In April 2019, Mr. Ban has been elected as the Chairman of Presidential National Council to deal with Particulate Matter. In April 2018, Mr. Ban has been elected as the Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia. Since January 2018, Mr. Ban, along with former President of Austria Mr. Heinz Fischer, has been inducted as Co-Chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Ban Ki-moon has also been elected as Chairman of IOC Ethics Committee in September 2017. Currently, he is the Distinguished Chair Professor and Honorary Chairman at the Institute of Global Engagement & Empowerment at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Since February 2018, he has been elected as the President of the Assembly & Chair of the Council of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

Prior to such appointments, Mr. Ban has served two consecutive terms as the Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2016).

Throughout his tenure at the UN, Mr. Ban strove to be a bridge builder, to give voice to the worlds poorest and the most vulnerable people, and to make the Organization more transparent and effective. He has pressed successfully for action to combat climate change- an effort that culminated in the adoption and rapid entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2016. Mr. Ban has worked closely with member states of the UN to shape the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to establish UN Women, which has been advancing the Organization’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Mr. Ban has also taken major efforts to strengthen UN peace operations, to protect human rights, to improve humanitarian response, to prevent violent extremism and to revitalize disarmament agenda.

At the time of his appointment at the UN, Mr. Ban has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Korea. His 37 years with the Ministry includes postings in New Delhi, Washington D.C., and Vienna, and responsibilities for a variety of portfolios, which includes Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, Chief National Security Adviser to the President, Vice Minister, Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and Director-General for American Affairs. Mr. Ban has also been actively involved in issues relating to inter-Korean relations by serving as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization.

Mr. Ban received a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Seoul National University in 1970. In 1985, he earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Olya Booyar Olya Booyar Head of Radio, ABU

  • Session 1 The Role of Media in Social Integration and Peace

Olya Booyar is Head of Radio for the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, an association of broadcasting and associated industry bodies reaching more than half the world’s population.

Based at the ABU’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Olya is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Radio as well as help drive an expansion of services to the ABU’s more than 270 member organisations across the region.

Born in Ukraine and educated in Canada, Olya began her career as an on-air broadcaster-journalist with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia and rose rapidly through the organisation to Corporate and Community Relations Executive, before leaving to become Deputy Director of the country’s Classification Board. She has been a General Manager in charge of content, consumer and citizen matters for the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) and most recently managed communications and public affairs for the Australian Writers’ Guild.

She is a past-President of the global International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) and is on the Board of the World Summit on Media for Children Foundation, the International Radio and Television Union (URTI) and Australia’s National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN).


Claudio Cappon Claudio Cappon Secretary – General, COPEAM

  • Session 3 Bridge Over Troubled Water: Media as Bridge and Contributor of Social Integration

Claudio Cappon obtained a degree in Economics with honours from the University of Rome and pursued several post-graduate specialized studies in Finance and Business strategies. His career has developed in various sectors of the Italian public industry (steel industry, construction firms, services), always in managerial positions. He has been member of the Board of Autostrade e Aeroporti di Roma, Deputy Director General of Iritecna and in 1995/96 he took up the position of Managing Director of Fintecna. Between 1998 and 2002 he has been first Deputy Director General and then Director General of RAI. In 2002 he has been appointed Managing Director of Consap, agency of the Ministry of the Treasury specialized in management of public insurance services. He has been reappointed Director General of RAI in 2006. In the last years he has taken up different assignments, including the one in the Faculty of Economics of the Tor Vergata University in Rome.

In December 2009 he has been elected Vice President of European Broadcasting Union, a position that he has kept until December 2014.

From June 2012 to December 2013 he has been President of Rai World, the Rai company with the mission of organizing the international presence of the Italian Public Service Broadcaster.

On April 2016 he has been elected Secretary General of COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators).

He is in the panel of experts chosen by EBU to perform the “Peer to peer review” of the Public Service Value of different members. In such capacity in October 2014 he has conducted the first such evolution in Europe with the Czech Television.

Mr. Cappon is also professor at Sciences-Po University of Paris where he is “maitre de conference” of a course on “Public Service Media in Europe” and member of the board of “Roma Tre” University in Rome.


Han-Bum Cho Han-Bum Senior Research Fellow, KINU (Korea Institute for National Unification)

  • Session 2 National, Transnational and International Radio Services in the Korean peninsula

Cho HanBum received a Ph.D degree in sociology from Saint Petersburg State University with his thesis work on Russian system transition in 1994. He has been studying on socialist system transition and unification issue at Korea Institute for National Unification(KINU) since 1995, and he is currently lecturing at Korea University. He is senior research fellow at KINU. Also, he is in charge of DMZ world eco-peace park business project at KINU.

He successively served as a consultant of the presidential transition committee and government advisory committee. And he served as a director of center for inter-Korean cooperation studies in KINU. He has authored several publications including 'Comparative Study on China and Russia's Economic System Transition', 'Study on Unification Costs-Benefits in Political, Economic and Social Area', 'Structure of Crisis on North Korean System and Prospects of Change in Society'.


Olya Booyar Bob Collins President, The Irish Association for Cultural,
Economic and Social Relations

  • Session 3 Bridge Over Troubled Water :Media as Bridge and Contributor of Social Integration

Bob Collins has spent most of his working life in broadcasting in Ireland with the country’s national broadcasting organisation, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). He was Director of Television for eight years and subsequently Director-General for seven years. Later, he served as the inaugural Chair of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the regulatory body for all broadcasting in Ireland.

During his time in RTÉ, he was very active in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) including being elected as President of the Television Committee for seven years. He was also elected to the EBU’s Administrative Council and served as a member of the EBU Presidency for seven years. He spoke and wrote widely throughout Europe and in many other countries on broadcasting matters.

Following his time with RTÉ, he was appointed by the UK government to be Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, based in Belfast and, later, was Chair of the Arts Council for Northern Ireland. He continues his engagements with the improvement of relations within Northern Ireland and between North and South. He is President of the Irish Association for Cultural, Economic and Social Relations and is a member of the Executive Committee of the British-Irish Association.

He also currently serves as a member of the Policing Authority of Ireland and on the Board of the National Library of Ireland.


Alexander Freund Alexander Freund Managing editor of the Science,
Business and Environment Department, DW

  • Session 1The Role of Media in Social Integration and Peace

Alexander Freund, born 1966 in Bonn, is the managing editor of the Science, Business and Environment Department at Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. With TV, radio and online content in 30 languages, DW reaches more than 162 million people worldwide each week.

Alexander Freund studied Political Science, Japanese Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of Bonn. After completing his master's degree, he worked for the South Korean broadcaster KBS and for WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk), the biggest public radio and TV broadcaster in Germany.

He has worked as an editor and presenter at Deutsche Welle since 1998 and led the International Affairs Section from 2007 - 2011. In 2012, he was named head of DW’s Asia Program. DW produces online, radio and TV content in eight Asian languages: Persian, Pashtu, Dari, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Indonesian and Chinese. Furthermore, DW offers in-depth stories as well as news coverage in German and English, thus meeting global needs and interests from a German point of view.

He has worked as a managing editor in the science editorial office since 2018. In addition, Mr. Freund regularly writes about Asia-related topics ranging from politics, economic development and scientific research to environmental science and technology.


David Hua David Hua Head of International Strategy, ABC

  • Session 1The Role of Media in Social Integration and Peace

He first heard ABC Local radio as a young child in Temora, regional New South Wales, where family friends would listen intently for news and reports to keep them informed and entertained throughout each day.

David became an internet addict after studying a subject called 'hypermedia' at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he studied his undergraduate in communications and Masters in Media, Arts and Production. He is passionate about using digital media to encourage meaningful engagement among people, especially Australians and others in the Asia-Pacific. He currently leads ABC International's online and mobile team where he aims to do exactly this as Head of the Digital Operations department.

David has led or contributed to work which has been recognized with digital awards across marketing, content, government, eCommerce, and retail categories.

David is a keen swimmer and traveller and loves to learn as he goes. He's grateful to be able to speak Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin, but struggles to find the right words more often than he'd like.


Hwang Su-Min Hwang Su-Min News Editor, Korean Service, BBC

  • Session 2National, Transnational and International Radio Services in the Korean peninsula

Su-Min Hwang is currently heading up the BBC Korean Service, which launched in 2017 as part of the biggest expansion of the BBC World Service since the 1940s.
She first started her career at KBS London bureau as a news producer, prior to becoming  a video journalist for Press Association in London and AFPTV in Hong Kong.

Born in South Korea and having grown up in the UK, she holds undergraduate degree in Film Production and masters in Broadcast Journalism.

As a keen explorer, she has travelled many countries including Vanuatu and Burkina Faso.


Jung Pil Mo Jung Pil Mo Executive Vice President, KBS

  • Session 1The Role of Media in Social Integration and Peace

Name : Pil Mo Jung
Date of Birth : June 3, 1958
Place of Birth : Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do

Ph.D. Journalism, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Master’s degree, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Master’s degree, International Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Global Management School
Bachelor's degree, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Professional Experience
- April, 2018. ~ Present: Executive Vice President, KBS
- 2016 : Sr. Researcher, Broadcast Culture Research Institute, KBS
- 2009 : Member, Editorial Committee of the 56th Kwanhun Club
- 2008 : Executive Editor, TV 1 News, KBS
- 2005 ~ 2006 : Editor, Current Affairs News
- 2001 ~ 2002 : Editor & Presenter, Financial News

- Seven Issues of Journalism seen through Broadcast Reporting (Co-author)
- Straightening up Broadcast News Reporting (Co-author)
- Dollar’s Paradox (May 2015, 21st Century Books)


Ko Sam-seog Ko Sam-seog Commissioner, Korea Communications Commission

  • Session 3Bridge Over Troubled Water :Media as Bridge and Contributor of Social Integration

- Standing Commissioner, Korea Communications Commissions
- Policy Research Fellow, National Assembly
- Adjunct Professor to Department of Journalism and Broadcasting, Chung-Ang University
- Administrative Officer to the President for Public Relations Planning


Lee Dong Hyuk Lee Dong Hyuk Chief, Korean Service, VOA

  • Session 2National, Transnational and International Radio Services in the Korean peninsula

Dong Hyuk Lee joined the VOA in May 2006 as Chief of Korean Service with more than 12 years of journalism experience, including two years as managing editor at a Korean newspaper. His experience as a reporter and news manager has proved to be a good asset for the service as it just began to embark on a major program enhancement.
Before joining VOA, Mr. Lee worked for three and half years at Radio Free Asia. As senior editor, he led a news team producing a daily news program at the Korean Service.
Since 1992, Mr. Lee has closely followed bilateral relations between the U.S. and North Korea, the U.S. policy on North Korea, and inter-Korean politics. He interviewed key U.S. officials handling security issues around the Korean peninsula and nuclear proliferation. Mr. Lee’s interviews include Robert Joseph, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Stuart Levey, the U.S. Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Some of his work, including his exclusively coverage of Ri Myung Hun, a North Korean basketball player who pursued to play in the NBA from 1997 to 1999, received nation-wide attention in both South and North Korea.
As a veteran journalist specializing in the U.S.-North Korea relations, Mr. Lee appeared on U.S. and South Korean news outlets, and he has written on the topic for major newspapers, including the Washington Post.
A native of South Korea, Mr. Lee holds a master’s degree in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a master’s degree program in Applied English Linguistics from University of Wisconsin at Madison.


Zeljka Lekic-Subasic Session 3 Head, ERNO
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Session 3Bridge Over Troubled Water

Zeljka Lekic-Subasic is the Head of ERNO (Eurovision News Exchange for Southeast Europe) Coordination Office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She coordinates a daily exchange of political, economic and cultural news stories and documentary exchange among eleven Public Broadcasting Services from Southeast Europe, organizes workshop/trainings for media professionals in the region, and she covers news stories from the region for all 74 European Broadcasting Union members. She was the chief producer of several documentary coproduction projects among Public Broadcasting Services from the region, including: “Women Trafficking” (2006), “Green Paradise: Already Lost or Still Possible to Be Regained” (2007), “The Balkans’ Vision of the European Dream” (2009) and “Cultural Heritage in the SEE” (2010). She is the winner of the 2014 Dr. Erhard Busek – SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in Southeast Europe. She is a professional TV journalist and producer for 25 years. She works at the current position since 2001, while before she had worked for several radio and TV stations in BIH. Since February 2018, she is also the Deputy Team Leader/Senior Media Expert in the 2, 5-year-long EU funded project “Technical Assistance to Public Service Media in Western Balkans”. Since 2010 she also teaches media related under-grad and post-grad courses at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Department for Political Science and International Relations. She holds a PhD degree from the London Metropolitan University on the subject of media and international politics, MA degree from the La Sapienza University in Rome on the subject of global governance, and Bachelor’s degree on journalism from the Faculty of Political Science, Sarajevo University.


Moon Chung-in Moon Chung-in Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign and National Security Affairs

  • In the SpotlightKorean Unification and Media’s Role in Building Lasting Peace

Professor Chung-in Moon is Distinguished University Professor of Yonsei University and Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia, a quarterly journal in English. He is also Krause Distinguished Fellow, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD and an adjunct professor of Asia-Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University. He has published over sixty books and 350 articles. He was a Public Policy Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, a Lixian Scholar of Beijing University, and a Pacific Leadership Fellow at Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UCSD. He is currently Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign and National Security Affairs. He also served as Chairman of Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperative Initiative of the Roh Moo-hyun government, a cabinet-level post and Ambassador for International Security of the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Javad Mottaghi Javad Mottaghi Secretary – General, ABU

  • OpeningOpening Speech
  • Session 3Bridge Over Troubled Water

Dr Javad Mottaghi is the Secretary-General of the ABU. Before taking up the position in 2010, he was Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for 12 years, where he received “Special Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his contribution towards the AIBD.
He has 37 years of national and international broadcasting experience in sports, news and programming. Dr Mottaghi holds a PhD Degree from the University of Teesside in England and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran Sharif University of Technology. Dr Mottaghi won the Elizabeth R Award for Exceptional Contribution to Public Service Broadcasting.  He is Associate Member of “The International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences in New York” and a Member of the Standardization Committee for ISAS BC 9001 and ISO 9001.
He hold several high-ranking positions in Iran during 1980th including Vice Minister of Sports, Vice President of the National Olympic Committee, Chairman of the Technical Swimming Committee for the Asian Swimming Federation and Secretary-General of Iran National Swimming Federation. During 1990th, Dr Mottaghi holds other positions including: Advisor to the Chairman of Tehran Metro, Advisor to Minister of Culture in Tourism and Executive Commissioner for Qeshm Free Zone. Launching the first IRIB Sports and Youth TV Channel in 1993 and establishment of social and cultural TV departments are also in his dossier.


Gregoire Ndjaka Gregoire Ndjaka CEO, AUB

  • Session 3Bridge Over Troubled Water :Media as Bridge and Contributor of Social Integration

Mr Grégoire NDJAKA has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) since January 2016.
He is a senior journalist with 31 years of professional experience. He was elected on 5th October 2015 and was confirmed to this position during a General Assembly held from 27 to 28 November 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Before his election by the General Assembly to this prestigious position, he was the Director of Human Resources of the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), where he also held several other positions, notably that of Advisor No. 1 of the Director General and Deputy Director of Cooperation.
In 1988, Grégoire NDJAKA graduated from the Advanced School of Information Science (Yaoundé-Cameroon), one of the best-known journalism education institutions in French-speaking Africa. He is a fellow of the Japan Foundation and has been interested in exchanging news between Africa and the Asian continent for several years.
Grégoire NDJAKA holds a Master's Degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Emergencies from the Catholic University of Central Africa (CUCA/UCAD) and a Master's Degree in Project Management from the same university. He is a Knight in the National Order of Value in his country and a member of several professional organizations.


Noh Woong Rae Noh Woong Rae Chairman of the National Assembly's Science and Technology
Broadcasting and Communications Commission

  • Opening CeremonyCongratulatory Speeches

○ Birth; 1957.8.3
○ Background of education
Chung-Ang University (1982.2)
Dongguk University, Graduate School of Media Information (2005.2)

○ Experience;
Members of the National Assembly (17, 19, 20)
Chairman of the National Assembly's Science and Technology Broadcasting and Communications Commission (as of 2018)
Chairman of the Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee of the National Assembly (2016.4-2018.6)
President of the Korea-Kazakhstan Friendship Association (as of 2018)
Korea-Japan Parliamentary Union Steering Committee Chairman (currently 2018)

Democratic Party of Korea (2018)
Democratic Party Election Commission Chairman (August 2008)
Co-chairman of the National Association for Reconciliation and Cooperation (as of 2018)

New Politics Alliance for Democracy (former) secretary general
Chairman of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (former)
MBC union leader and broadcast reporter
Daily economic newspaper reporter (former)
a member of the National Assembly's Future Planning, Science and Communications Commission (former)
Members of the National Assembly's Culture, Sports, Tourism, Broadcasting and Communications Commission (former)


Oh Joongsok Oh Joongsok Bureau Chief, Seoul Bureau, RFA

  • Session 2National, Transnational and International Radio at work for the peace and unification of Korea

Joong Sok Oh, RFA's Seoul bureau chief has joined RFA in 2009. He is in charge of overall operation of RFA’s Seoul bureau. He monitors day-to-day reporting by RFA’s Seoul office broadcasters and is responsible for planning and editing reports and programming for the Seoul bureau in accordance with the policy of the RFA headquarters. He also manages the use of digital and multimedia publications to ensure comprehensive coverage of various events related to North Korea.

Before joining RFA as its Seoul bureau chief, Joongsok Oh was a commissioner of the Korean Arbitration Committee where he worked to mediate and coordinate disputes between the media and the users (readers, viewers). Previously he was a minister of the Korean Embassy in Tokyo, overseeing Japanese media, public affairs and cultural exchange between Korea and Japan. His 25-year career in journalism includes service as a Moscow Correspondent for the Chosun Ilbo, coverage of the Soviet military coup, collapse of the Soviet Union and the launch of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He covered first Gulf War in Iraq as a Chosun Ilbo war correspondent in 1991.

When he was a correspondent in Moscow, Joongsok Oh was the first South Korean journalist to report on the harsh life of the North Korean loggers in Siberia and human rights violations by North Korean regime. His reports drew media attention in South Korea and abroad.

He was the culture editor for Chosun Ilbo and earned ‘Honorable Medal’ from the Ministry of Culture and Sports for his dedication to culture festival of 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Joongsok earned his undergraduate degree at Yonsei University, was a graduate student at Fordham University and a language trainee in Moscow State University.


Ohh Soon Hwa Ohh Soon Hwa Head of Radio Department, KBS

  • Session 2National, Transnational and International Radio at work for the peace and unification of Korea

OHH SOON WHA joined KBS in 1985, and worked for various TV and radio shows before joining the Hanminjok Network Channel team as a producer in April 2008. She assumed the post of Head of the Hanminjok Network Channel Department in April 2018. Ohh received her master’s in journalism.

Since joining the Hanminjok Network Channel, Ohh has produced various current affairs, cultural, and entertainment programs including North-South Forum, Reunification Train, and Songs of the Times. She also hosted Visiting Economy Class for two years from 2010, a program that visited and assisted North Korean defectors to settle down in South Korea, as well as such open broadcasting shows for overseas Koreans as Grand Festival of the Korean People in Brazil (2014) and Grand Festival of the Korean People in Germany (2016).

In particular, Ohh has won a number of international awards for her numerous documentaries on North Korea's reform process. Young North Korean Defectors Meet the Beatles, which depicts young North Korean defectors retracing the footsteps of the Beatles in the U.K. for 10 days and reflecting on the meaning of freedom and peace, won the bronze prize at the New York Radio Festival in 2014. Georgeta Mircioiu's Dictionary introduced the story of a Romanian woman who has been separated from her North Korean husband, Jung Ho Cho, since 1962, and received the ABU Radio Documentary Commendation in 2015. A documentary on the implications of the normalization of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations on the Korean Peninsula, Understanding North Korea from Cuba, won the Program of the Month prize of the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) in July 2015. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Chinese cultural revolution, Ohh produced The 50th Anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and North Korea, Part III, which compared the current status of the Kim Jong Un regime that continues to play with nuclear and long-range missile cards externally while continuing the deep-rooted idolization process within North Korea to the cultural revolution in China. The documentary was awarded with the bronze prize at the New York Radio Festival in 2017.


Hannah Storm Hannah Storm CEO, EJN

  • In the SpotlightKorean Unification and Media’s Role in Building Lasting Peace

Hannah Storm is the Director and CEO of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), a media consultant specialising in gender-based violence and gender-sensitive reporting. The Trustees of the Ethical Journalism Network – an alliance of reporters, editors and publishers aiming to strengthen journalism around the world –  appointed Hannah Storm as its new Director and CEO on 7 January 2019 and she joined the EJN in April 2019.

During her time at INSI, Storm established a vital physical and virtual safety network for its members, which included some of the world’s most best-known news organisations, including Reuters, Agence France-Press, the BBC, CNN, Globo and NHK. This network allowed them to discuss their responses to and share good practice for some of the most important security challenges of recent times.

She is co-author of The Emotional Toll on Journalists Covering the Refugee Crisis and The Kidnapping of Journalists: Reporting from High Risk Conflict Zones, both written for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford and No Woman’s Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters, published by INSI, which explores the unique safety issues for women working in the media.

She has also worked as a freelance media consultant for different UN agencies with a specific focus on gender and media. In her freelance capacity, she is currently developing a curriculum for the Poynter Institute in Florida in partnership with the Press Forward to counter sexual harassment in the newsroom.

Before joining INSI, Storm spent more than a decade working as a journalist for television and radio, online and print for outlets including the BBC, The Times, Reuters and ITN. She has also worked for Oxfam.


Helmy Yahya Helmy Yahya CEO, TVRI

  • Session 1The Role of Media in Social Integration and Peace

Is a multitasker and workohlic person who are easy to team up with others and likes challenges as well. Accomplishing Master of Professional Accounting form University of Miami, Florida, USA, and striving himself as the King of Quiz in Indonesia for over a decade, the father of 4 children has been the President Director of TVRI since 2017 until now.

Besides that, this kindhearted and resouceful person is also a public speaker, an author, a business coach, a TV producer, an event organizer, a communication consultant and a CEO TRIWARSANA Corp., one of the biggest non-Drama production house in Indonesia that has won lots of awards from 1999 until 2017.

As the President Director, he has brought TVRI to the highest level with a variety of flagship programs this year such as: EPL 2019-2022, BWF Championship Series, EFL, COPA Italy, and dozens of Discoveries documentaries.

In addition to that achievement, Helmy Yahya has also endeavored the rebranding of TVRI look and shape marked by the fresh new logo.


Yang Sung-dong Yang Sung-dong President & CEO, KBS

  • OpeningOpening Speech

Mr. Yang Sung-dong, the 23rd President and CEO of the Korean Broadcasting System, took office and began his term on April 6, 2018. President Moon Jae-in of the Korea appointed him as chief of the nation’s leading public service broadcaster. Mr. Yang, for the first time in the history of KBS, was recommended by an Ad Hoc Public Advisory Group, created as part of the selection process of new KBS President and CEO. The Group, consisting of 142 members of the general public, thoroughly reviewed his views on public broadcasting. His future strategies and plans for KBS were also examined through a series of presentation, panel discussion and question and answer session by the group.
At the inauguration ceremony on April 9, 2018, Mr. Yang emphasized his commitment to recreating KBS as the most trusted media organization in the country. Mr. Yang also pledged that he would bring capable young staff members of KBS to get involved in the decision making process. He added, “We must continue to maintain KBS’ reputation which is based on its full editorial independence, and remain free from political power as well as influence over the power of capital.”
Mr. Yang has an extensive background in documentary production and investigative journalism since he joined KBS as a television producer in 1989. He has directed and produced numerous quality factual programming for KBS including KBS Special, In-depth 60 Minutes, The Insight, and World Today. Also, from 2007 to 2008, Mr. Yang led the Korean Producers and Directors’ Association as the 21st President of the association. In 2006, he served as President of the KBS Producers and Directors’ Association. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked as Executive Director Programming and Production of KBS Busan. Born in 1961, Mr. Yang studied political science at Korea University.


Suh Young-Woo Suh Young-Woo Deputy director, KBS Media Technology Research Institute

  • Media ShowcaseKBS! Story of Innovation

Seoul National University
BS in Control & Instrument Engineering Department
Seoul National University
MS in Control & Instrument Engineering Department
Yonsei University
Ph.D. in Electricity and Electronics Engineering Department

KBS Technical Research Institute
UHDTV and Mobile broadcasting development Deputy Director

Dr. Young-Woo Suh is a deputy director of KBS Media Technology Research Institute. He received his B.S., M.S. in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea in 1995 and 1997, respectively and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Yonsei University. Since 1997, he has been working for KBS, Korea, for the development of DTV, DMB and UHD and mobile convergence systems. His main research interests include digital signal processing, hybrid broadcasting and smart media service for the broadcasting and communication systems.

One of the main features of current terrestrial broadcasting is IP-based bidirectional service. From the viewpoint of data transmission, it can be said that it is an expandable service capable of connecting with a communication network while being a broadcast service that many people can simultaneously receive high-quality media.
In this presentation, how the changes of 5G technology innovation and media consumption environment change terrestrial broadcast media service will be presented with 5 major features of 5G. For example, ultra-high-quality on-the-spot situations will enhance the quality of real-time broadcasts, and ultra-low latency will revolutionize the wireless live production environment. In addition, ultra connectivity will lead to endless expansion of high-quality media service terminals. In this way, the evolution of communication technology will have a great influence on the evolution of terrestrial broadcasting service, which is regenerated as a super connected service.


Hyung Jun Kim Hyung Jun Kim Managing Director, Digital Media Department

  • Media ShowcaseKBS! Story of Innovation
The national broadcasting service provider with 4 TV & 7 radio channels, internet TV, and mobile service; 16 domestic regional stations, 10 overseas offices including US, China, Japan, and Europe

1995-Present / TV Producer and Director
Department of Digital Media
• Managing director
Division of Contents R&D
• Team Leader
Division of 3D Contents Production
• Produced & Directed “Smart Action 3D”, the 1st Korean 3D TV movie
Division of TV contents production
• Directed weekly Corporate Strategy show “K-1”.
• Directed Daily Kid’s show, “TV kindergarden”.
Division of Policy and planning
• Strategic planner . Formulating and implementing corporate level strategy.
The first beneficiary of “Cultivation Program for Future Leaders of KBS.” Attained corporate sponsorship for MBA education.
New Genre Development Project Group
• Directed a social infor-tainment show, “Headquarters of Good nation.”
• Received appreciation plaques from the Police Headquarters and Korea Customs Service.
Division of Science & Medical Documentary
• Produced “Digital Revolution of Ubiquitous Computing.”
• Selected as one of the KBS’s 10 special programs of the year
• Awarded “2003 Grand Prize of Korea Science & Technology” by Korean Ministry of Science.
Division of Weekend Show & Entertainment
• Created one man, comedy variety show. Ranked 1st in viewer ratings and won “TV Commercial Sales Award.”

2005-2006 MBA, Media and Entertainment, May 2006
1993-1995 YONSEI UNIVERSITY Seoul, Korea
MS in Biotechnology, February 1995
1987-1992 YONSEI UNIVERSITY Seoul, Korea
BS in Food Engineering, February 1993


• Affiliations: Member of advisory committee of Korean fair trading commission.
• Secretary-General of KBS Producer’s Association.
• Languages: Fluent in English, Intermediate in Chinese, and Native in Korean.
• Hobbies: Extensive travel in Europe, China, and US. Earned Tai-Chi instructor’s license. Passionate researcher on Asian philosophy, religion, and culture. Amateur fortune teller


Song Youn Sun Song Youn Sun PD, KBS


Ha Jongran Ha Jongran PD, KBS


Sung Won Choi Sung Won Choi Director of International News, KBS


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