The Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction organised by the Tun Abdul Razak Broadcasting and Information Institute (IPPTAR) and AIBD was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16 to 18 December 2013. The workshop brought 12 participants from broadcast organisations in Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Southeast Asian countries have become the new growth region heralding rapid socio-economic progress and advancement. Indonesia is no exception, fast-growing and becoming a stronger regional and global player. Broadcasting organisations will need to adopt new initiatives and develop leadership styles to ride these waves of change and deliver programmes and information to the viewers and listeners in line with the ever-changing needs and aspirations of a new type of audience that is more educated, informed not to mention demanding.

The sub-regional workshop on satellite communication organised by AIBD in collaboration with Prasar Bharati and STI (T) was held in New Delhi, India from 2 to 6 December 2013. The workshop aims to provide an overview of the issues and underlying communication principles associated with satellite communication in broadcasting to broadcast engineers and technicians.

New and diverse technological developments are impacting the media landscape and broadcast organizations in many ways. New delivery platforms, media products and services, enhanced audience expectations and financial as well as structural changes etc. are posing various challenges for the broadcast organizations. Well equipped and trained human resources are valuable assets for the organizations to meet these challenges.

The AIBD/Hoso Bunka Foundation (HBF) Regional Workshop on Creative Content for Children’s Programmes was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28 October to 1 November 2013. The workshop brought participants from broadcast organizations in Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The AIBD in collaboration with Tun Abdul Razak Institute of Broadcasting & Information (IPPTAR) organised a Regional Workshop on Entertainment TV Formats from 23 – 27 September 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consultant was Mr. Stéphane Bouillaud supported by Canal France International (CFI).

AIBD/Prasar Bharati/STI-T sub-regional workshop on migration from analogue to digital broadcasting was held from 23 to 27 September 2013 in New Delhi, India. The workshop was organised by AIBD in collaboration with Prasar Bharat/ STI-(T). The aims of this workshop were to facilitate and support broadcasting engineers towards proper selection, planning and implementation from analogue to digital migration.

In response to a request by Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI) who joined as one of AIBD’s affiliate members in 2013, AIBD organised and collaborated with BMCI to implement the two week Training of Trainers workshop in Thimpu, Bhutan from 17-27 September 2013.

28 participants from different ABU organizations attended the ABU/AIBD/IPPTAR/NRK Regional Workshop on “Kids and Web – New Challenges for Broadcasters” dealing with online content, which took place from 4 to 6 July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia within the ABU Children’s TV Programme Item-exchange.

AIBD/ RTM  in-country workshop on Training of Trainers was held from 26 June to 9 July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur. It was organized by AIBD and supported by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). The training was facilitated by Dr. David Mould, Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University (U.S.A.)