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.

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”.

For a week from 28 April to 2 May 2014, international radio broadcaster Voice of Nigeria (VON) gathered in Lagos to prepare for a new Strategic Plan. In a workshop facilitated by AIBD, some 30 participants looked at the international media environment and the ways in which a Strategic Plan is crafted, monitored and published as a promise to audiences and parliamentary funders.

From 7 to 11 April 2014, I had the pleasure of chairing the AIBD/NRK/LNTV in-country workshop on Children’s TV Programme in Vientiane, Laos. 16 participants from all over the country attended the activity and it was a hardworking, creative and enthusiastic group.

AIBD together with Voice of Nigeria (VON) holds a five day in-country workshop on Performance Management for Corporate Planning and Evaluation which commenced on 28 April 2014 with the aim of identifying the objectives that are needed to be affirmed and refined, along with the initiatives to be put in place in order to meet the aspirations of Voice of Nigeria.

From 17 to 21 March 2014, I had the pleasure of chairing an in-country workshop on children’s TV programmes organised in Fiji by AIBD and supported by NRK for 9 participants of Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC). FBC TV is rather new - only 2 years old and with relatively small - but very enthusiastic staff.

From 10 to 14 February 2014, an in-country workshop on Broadcast Management for Senior Managers was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, organised by AIBD, FES and hosted by Nepal Television (NTV).

From 13 to 17 January 2014, an in-country workshop on Broadcast Management for Senior Managers was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, organised by AIBD, FES and the Ministry of Information.

As part of AIBD’s ongoing efforts to evaluate the performance of the Institute for activities conducted in 2013 and to gain the feedback on the activities for the period of 2014-2015, we are requesting all members and affiliates to fill the member evaluation form and AIBD Questionnaire on Developmental Needs form.

The annual Asia TV Forum (ATF)’s Entertainment Content Market for buyers and sellers was held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 3 – 6 December 2013. In conjunction with ATF, AIBD and the French Government organized a four-day regional workshop on Acquisition and Programming Strategy for TV from 2 – 5 December 2013 in Singapore.