The AIBD Director, Ms Philomena Gnanapragasm, met with the UNESCO Assistant Director General for Media and Information, Mr Moez Chakchouk, here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week. The meeting saw discussions on building partnerships between the two agencies to carry out various activities in the region.
Bhutan’s Minister of Information and Communication Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi stressed the importance of radio and television in times of peace and during natural calamities.
AIBD full members selected Mrs Philomena Gnanaprag as the Institute’s new Director at the 18th General Conference (GC) & Associated Meetings held in Paro, Bhutan on 23 August 2019.
Prior to her appointment as the first lady Director of the Institute, Mrs Gnanaprag served as AIBD’s officiating Director for eight months.
Nepal has agreed to host the 17th Asia Media Summit in 2020, Mr Suresh Kumar Karki, Executive Director of Radio Nepal, announced this during the 45th AIBD General Conference in Bhutan on 23 August 2019.
After Bhutan, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) is the next venue for the 46th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meeting in 2020.
Mr Phosy Komanivong, Director General of Lao National Radio, announced that the capital city of Lao PDR, Vientiane, will host the 46th General Conference on August 21-23, 2020.
Malaysia is back as a permanent member of the Executive Board (EXBO) of AIBD.
The 18th AIBD General Conference (GC) approved a recommendation by the EXBO for Malaysia’s return as a permanent member in EXBO based on a 1977 Agreement between AIBD and Malaysia.
For a better professional functioning of AIBD, its full member countries approved a recommendation to revise Its Manual of Procedures last drafted and adopted in December 1981.
AIBD’s Executive Board (EXBO) has elected Cambodia as its new chairman following the new composition of its membership. Fiji was chosen as its Vice Chairman. Both countries will serve the post for a period of one year, and are eligible for reelection after serving their term.
Unesco and AIBD should work together in fighting new challenges to freedom of expression and right to information such as the rise in disinformation and increasing risks to safety of journalists.
Mr Moez Chakchouk, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO made the call in his video message during the inaugural ceremony of the 45th Annual GatheringIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings in Paro, Bhutan on 22 August 2019.
UNESCO and AIBD should work together in fighting new challenges to freedom of expression and right to information such as the rise in disinformation and increasing risks to safety of journalists.
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