Current and past activities

The Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, Malaysia (KKMM), in collaboration with the Tun Abdul Razak Broadcasting and Information Institute (IPPTAR) and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), organised the Seminar on Building Media Capacity to Cover Climate Change in Kuala Lumpur from 17-18 November 2014. Climate change is a global phenomenon with far-reaching ramifications, requiring action from a variety of stakeholders, such as policymakers, civil society and the media.

As the 3rd day begins for the AIBD/IPDC-UNESCO Regional Workshop ‘Connecting in a Crisis’ Radio, Social Media, Natural Disasters & Climate Change, the participants have had sessions touching on environment and climate change, health communication and audience mapping as well as session highlighting the online tools available for journalists.

The consultant, Mr Anthony Frangi, an award-winning Media and Communications strategist with more than 30 years' experience in media management, programming and presenting, journalism education and communication, highlighted on the importance of radio in a crisis situation and how to combine social media to create a wider network of connection.

AIBD in cooperation with FBC, hosted an in-country workshop on television promo production, from 25 to 28 September 2017, in Suva, Fiji. The workshop had 14 participants which included journalists, producers and editors from FBC and Fiji TV.  

The workshop started off with perception experiments where the participants learn to recognize different physical, cultural and emotional aspects of communication. Workshop experiments were selected carefully from well-verified and reputable studies in academic area, which were interesting enough to motivate participation.

AIBD, in collaboration with Lao National Radio, organised the 4-day workshop on new media, social media and radio production for staff from different media organisations in Laos capital Vientiane.

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in partnership with and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) held a media training workshop at the headquarters of Vietnam Television (VTV) in Hanoi, Vietnam, from 25 to 26 April 2017.

Twenty-seven participants from Vietnam Television (VTV) and Voice of Vietnam (VOV) attended the ‘In-Country Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management for Broadcasters’.