ABU- AIBD Partnership Meeting

The 2nd ABU-AIBD partnership meeting was held on 14th February 2012 and was hosted by AIBD.

Mr Yang Binyuan Director, AIBD welcomed Dr Javad Mottaghi, Secretary-General of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the senior representatives of ABU’s Technology, Programming and News departments at the annual partnership meeting. They were Mr Sharad Sadhu, Director Technology, Mr Takeshi Doki, Director Programming and Mr Se-Deuk Ahn, Director News.

Those participated from AIBD secretariat were Mrs Manil Cooray, Deputy Director, AIBD, Mr Marcel Gomez, Senior Programme Manager, Mr James Sinclair, Programme Manager (Broadcast Engineer) and Ms Amar Thajinderjit Kaur, Executive Officer, Administration.

The meeting commenced with both AIBD and ABU colleagues presented the reports of the joint projects implemented in 2011. These were the tripartite projects implemented with ASBU, Reports on the Pacific Media Partnership Conference held in 2011 and 2012 followed by briefing of the joint partnership projects for 2011. The meeting shared the challenging issues which should be taken into account when implementing training in the Pacific. It was agreed that both organizations had implemented these partnership projects successfully.

Future ABU/AIBD projects for 2012 and13 in News, Technology and Programming were also discussed. It was mentioned that the joint meetings should be held every six months rather than a yearly basis to be more productive in servicing the members of AIBD and ABU.

The fruitful discussions ended with a group photo which showed the solidarity and unity in diversity of the AIBD and ABU.