Professional Debate on Developing the Public Service Broadcasting in the Arab Region

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On December 15, 2011, the Professional Debate on “Developing the Public Service Broadcasting in the Arab Region” was held in Tunis during the 31st ordinary session of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) General Assembly.

The ASBU has chosen to organize the debate during the General Assembly given the fact that the Arab broadcasting landscape has been going through profound changes in the development of communication technologies and the unprecedented political, social and economic strife in some Arab countries.

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Professional Debate on Developing the PSB in the Arab Region

Panelists of the debate included university professors, experts as well as Arab broadcasters and representatives from international broadcasting organizations. They discussed legal and regulatory issues, as well as ways and means to finance the Arab public broadcasting sector.

The 31st ordinary session of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) General Assembly was held from December 14-16, 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia. This year’s ASBU General Assembly was held at the ASBU Secretariat in Tunis. More than 130 delegates from ASBU member states and international observers including EBU, DW, CFI, ABU and AIBD took part in the 3-day meeting. AIBD Director Yang Binyuan attended the General Assembly as an observer.

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3rd ABU/AIBD/ASBU Media Partnership Committee Meeting

On 16 December, 2011, the 3rd meeting of the ABU/ASBU/AIBD Media Partnership Committee was held. Chaired by ASBU President Mohamed Hatem Suliman, the meeting was attended by ASBU Director-General Slaheddine Maaoui, AIBD Director Yang Binyuan and ABU Secretary-General Javad Mottaghi, along with 21 delegates from ASBU member states and AIBD members.

The topics discussed during the meeting included ASBU Participation in the Asia Media Summit 2011/2012, World Television Award in 2011/2012, Joint Training Activities between ABU/ ASBU/ AIBD in 2011/2012 etc.

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AIBD Director and Representatives from Voice of Vietnam at the meeting

Presentation of AIBD/Mediahub

On December 16, 2011, together with AIBD’s joint venture partner, the Global Media Center for Development (GMCD), AIBD/GMCD presented the Mediahub Market to be held at the Asia Media Summit 2012 and invited ASBU members to take part.

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AIBD Director Yang Binyuan with GMCD General Manager Dimitri Mendjisky