What was once envisioned by the founders of ASEAN when they signed the 1967 Bangkok’s declaration probably not until this far. ASEAN just become a symbol of the organization. Now with the changing times. State boundaries perhaps is no longer exist. Later in 2015, ASEAN was transformed into a society intact. Blogger and social media can hold this role.
Today bloggers from ASEAN countries plus approxmately 100 bloggers from all cities in Indonesia, gathered at the Museum Pasifika, Nusa Dua – Bali ASEAN. 1st BLOGGER CONFERENCE held in conjunction with the 19th ASEAN summit.
The host, the ASEAN Blogger Community (ABC) of the Chapter Indonesia, was established through the Jakarta Declaration of 10 May 2011 by representatives of bloggers from all over Indonesia. The establishment of the ASEAN blogger community was initiated by the Indonesian bloggers, taking advantage of the Indonesian chairmanship of ASEAN in 2011. Indonesian bloggers hope other chapters from its counterparts in 10 member-countries of ASEAN will follow suit.
The main agenda of the 2-day meeting of the 1st ASEAN Blogger Conference, are among others, exchange of views and experience among ASEAN bloggers, including best practices in their respective countries, in taking advantage of the positive side of rapid development of the social media, and to reach all ASEAN people at the grass-root level and to involve them in the process of ASEAN community establishment.