The Entertainment TV Format workshop held recently in Jakarta was focusing on how to develop creativity for TV production and how to be able to select qualified content for entertainment program.

Bhutan TV - BBS is one of the youngest TV stations in the world, established in 1999. The number of TV channels in many places in Bhutan, are as in the rest of the world - a lot of international channels via cable and satellite.

For BBS, it is important to create their own programmes for children and youth, which takes care of Bhutanese culture and language.In addition, BBS focuses on parenting programme.

From 8 to 12 October, I had the pleasure of giving a workshop in Thimpu for 10 participants  from the staff of BBS.

The In-Country Workshop on Broadcast Management jointly organised by AIBD and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) was conducted as the AIBD office from 8-10 October 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In early September, I had the pleasure of giving a workshop in Bangkok for 16 participants  from independent production companies and from members of the staff at Thai PBS.

My specialty is children's programme - production and international trends.It's good to see that it has been increased capacity for production of own national children's program in Thailand.

The efforts put into the production of children's programmes around the world differ widely.

16 journalists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka attended the five day workshop on “Training of Journalists on Legal awareness in an Era of Media Convergence” from 23 to 27 September 2012 in Male, Maldives, hosted by Maldives Broadcasting Commission.

Ms Noora Ali, Secretary General of the Maldives Broadcasting Commission extended a warm welcome to the participants at the opening of the workshop.

AIBD together with the funding support of IPDC – UNESCO organized this project in order to provide for young journalists with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, and the practical skills to anticipate and respond to legal challenges in the course of their work.

Overall, this was an active and engaged group where often the questions and comments went beyond what were strictly legal issues to journalism practice and ethics. The case studies from the participating countries ranged from restrictions on reporting on protests and civil conflicts, to access to courtrooms, official information and threats of defamation to contempt of court actions generated lively discussions.


How do you design a training course on transmitter maintenance? An engaging group activity on digital modulation or parabolic antenna satellite tracking? And how do you make sure your trainees gain the knowledge and skills they need to apply on the job?

A first-of-its-kind workshop, which it is hoped will serve as a pilot to be replicated in other countries, was held on Understanding Links Between Ozone Depletion and Climate Change. Organized jointly by HUM TV, AIBD, UNEP, CBA and Ministry of Climate Change, government of Pakistan, the workshop was held on September 6 and 7, as a timely precursor to World Ozone Day which is celebrated on September 16.

AIBD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to provide consultancy and capacity building for MBC in its transition to Public Service Broadcasting. Under the MoU, AIBD assists MBC in organisational assessment, engineering audit, newsroom training and programme production.

Through AIBD’s arrangement, Forever Group in Myanmar and MRTV-4 have received various trainings and workshops concerning with different broadcasting fields in the past few years and have trained skillful employees and trainees for the organization.

Fourteen TV producers and directors from across the Asia-Pacific region have explored the media’s role in spreading awareness about the links between ozone depletion and climate change.

From February 27-29, 2012, they took part in a three-day Asia-Pacific Media Workshop on the Linkages between Ozone Depletion and Climate Change organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) with support from the OzonAction Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)...