ASEAN Bloggers Festival Indonesia 2013

ABFI 2013 Speakers with participants from ASEAN Member States sponsored by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN
ABFI 2013 Speakers with participants from ASEAN Member States sponsored by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN

Second ASEAN Bloggers Festival Indonesian Chapter (ABFI 2013) was held in Solo, Indonesia, from 10 – 12 May 2013. Over 200 bloggers representing all ten ASEAN Member States attended the Festival. This year’s theme was “Re-inventing the Spirit of Cultural Heritage of Southeast Asia,” with the focused on bloggers’ roles for the 2015 ASEAN Economic community goals and in building ASEAN identity.

U.S. Mission to ASEAN sponsored 17 bloggers from ASEAN Member States to come and join this Festival, where they enthusiastically participated in discussions and exchange views with their fellow bloggers from the region on building bloggers’ community in ASEAN Member States, Freedom of Expression, cybercrime, photoblogging, travel blogger, and ASEAN blogger action plan for ASEAN community building.