The  14th Asia Media Summit (AMS), opened in Qingdao, China on the  6thof June, ended on the  8th of June.  With the theme ‘Media on the Frontline of Global Development’, the Summit focused on the many important roles media play in promoting sustainable development besides presenting dialogues and debates on a series of hot topics. Most importantly the AMS passed the Qingdao Declaration on Media and the World’s Sustainable Development.  Delegates to the Summit hailed it as a new starting point for efforts in promoting the world’s sustainable development, and further enhancing ties between media organisations in the Asia-Pacific region and those of the world.

China’s Vice Premier Madame Liu Yandong delivered the keynote address in the Inaugural Session, attended by more than 450 delegates including government leaders, executives and experts from media organisations in Asia-Pacific and the world. The summit also provided the platform for UN and UNESCO officials to deliver special messages from Deputy Secretary-General of UN Madame Amina J. Mohammed and Director-General of UNESCO Madame Irina Bokova.

Radiodays Europe, considered to be one of the greatest international radio conferences in the world, will take place in Amsterdam on March 19–2, 2017, in the RAI Convention Center.

The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), a Regional Inter-Governmental Institution hosted by the respected Malaysian government with headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the below mentioned position for a period of three (3) years: -

At the invitation of the Director of AIBD, Director General of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), Professor Sunil Shantha  visited AIBD on 17th January. He is the newly elected Vice President of AIBD General Conference which was held in Tehran, Iran in August 2016 and will hold the Vice Presidency for a term of two years.

ISO Certificate

AIBD officially announces for the first time the launching of AIBD mobile Apps on Asia Media Summit 2016. Delegates will be able to download Apps from 22 May 2016.
Dear AIBD Radio Members and All Members,
Re: World Radio day 2016
Please accept our warm greetings from the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).
AIBD would like to request its member organisations to join hands with UNESCO to celebrate World Radio Day 2016 with the main theme of “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”.
The World Radio Day falls on February 13, 2016. UNESCO is suggesting that various activities be held and programmes be broadcast leading to the day.
UNESCO has given five key themes and 15 ideas to celebrate the World Radio Day 2016. We would like to request broadcast organisations to follow the themes and ideas, which is attached with this letter.
For more information, please visit, which was officially launched on 18 January 2016.

The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), a unique regional inter-governmental organisation hosted by the Malaysian government headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the below mentioned position for a period of two (2) years:


AIBD is to be recertified this year for ISO 9001:2008 and ISAS BCP 9001:2010. The re-certification external audit was conducted at AIBD from 27 to 28 August 2015. Mr Eddie Fuad from SGS Sdn. Bhd. Systems & Services conducted the audit.

AIBD is pleased to announce the final winners for the AIBD TV and Radio Awards 2015. The judging session took place on 10 July 2015 at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur. The winners will be awarded at the 41st Annual Gathering / 14th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings to be held from 18 to 20 August 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.