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)...

“Designing and Producing Content for Internet” was the last regional workshop of the 3-year training activities plan dedicated to TV content, formats and visual dynamics supported by the French Government and AIBD. This 4-day activity took place from 16 to 19 January 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and was hosted by the local TV channel SCTV.

The aim of this workshop was the adaptation and the creation of TV programmes for the Internet platform. This workshop focused on the importance of creating Web content from a TV programme and helped TV producers to develop skills in managing the challenges this content format can bring.

"Short TV Programmes – Part 3" was the third of four regional workshops of the third year training programmes dedicated to TV content, formats and visual dynamics supported by the French Government and AIBD.

"Soap Opera: From the Idea to the Production" is the second regional workshop of the third year training programmes dedicated to TV content, formats and visual dynamics supported by the French Government and AIBD. From November 14 to 17, 2011 in Manila, Philippines, the local TV channel GMA hosted the workshop, which included participants from Media Prima (Malaysia), SCTV (Indonesia) and GMA.

Amidst snowing the Sub-Regional Workshop on Media and Good Governance started on Tuesday 8th November 2011 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Twenty participants are taking part in the workshop.