In his keynote address at the Inauguration Ceremony of the AIBD General Conference 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An has called on broadcasters in Asia-Pacific to balance the exercise of media freedom with ethical and professional behaviour to prevent or minimize abuses that may harm society.
AIBD Director Yang Binyuan says the Institute is in good shape, having maintained its favorable financial health and completed 32 training activities that benefitted close to a thousand broadcasters in Asia Pacific during the past 12 months.
AIBD’s Strategic Plan Team (SPT) has met during the 13th General Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to review the Institute’s major projects in 2014 and examine planned activities in 2015, particularly the Asia Media Summit to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May next year.
The In-Country workshop on Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial (DVB T2) organised by AIBD in collaboration with Prasar Bharati and STI (T) was held in New Delhi, India from 4 to 8 August 2014. The workshop was designed specifically for broadcast engineers/technicians associated with planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of digital television broadcasting. The workshop also covered various techniques and parameters of DVB-T2.
AIBD Director Yang Binyuan has formally announced his resignation effective 15 September 2014 at the meetings of the AIBD Executive Board and Strategic Planning Team held during the AIBD General Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After the General Conference, AIBD will publish a recruitment notice to find Binyuan’s replacement.
Critical issues of law affecting broadcasters and other media professionals were the subject of a 3-day regional workshop organised by AIBD in Kuala Lumpur between 16-18 July 2014. The event, supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), attracted close to 20 participants representing 7 countries in South and South-east Asia.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) and Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) conducted a two-week long workshop from8-19 July 2014 for the multi media journalists of FBC at their headquarters in Suva, Fiji.
The training program was designed to help the young journalist have a better knowledge of various aspects of broadcast. The participants were from their English, Hindi and iTaukeiservices.
The workshop dealt with topics like news writing, reporting, production and on air presentation.
The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum now in its seventh year, brings together professionals from the fields of media, politics, culture, business, development cooperation and the academia. This year’s Global Media Forum (GMF), centered on the highly topical theme “From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media”
The 4M Jakarta Forum, to be held from 23-24 September 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia will bring together more than 100 professionals from 10 ASEAN countries and Europe to discuss how online journalism is changing the way the general audience is interacting with information makers, the regional trends, limitations and possibilities. The pitch of the Forum is “Informing on the Web”.
The Regional Workshop on Social Media for Development was held on 30 June – 2 July 2014 in Incheon, Republic of Korea and was attended by AIBD Programme Manager Saqib Sheikh. The workshop was organised by the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) and was attended by over 40 experts in various fields of development, including the government sector, media broadcasting, disaster risk relief and reduction, agriculture and ICT.
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