Training Information


The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) has been providing training to its members since its establishment in 1977.

These activities were “demand-driven” responding to needs identified by the members. As a consequence, the Institute emerged as the lead provider of broadcasting training in the region. Its relevance and success is manifested by the fact that more than 35,000 personnel from countries within the Asia-Pacific region and other regions have been beneficiaries of the AIBD’s training programme, several of whom now occupy senior managerial positions in the broadcasting industry.

The AIBD offers its members and affiliates training programmes in three categories namely Regional, Sub-Regional and In-Country.

Regional activities like seminars and conferences with common interests are offered to all members and affiliates.

Sub-Regional activities are geared towards a particular sub-region like ASEAN, SAARC, Pacific etc which has special needs based on culture, tradition, development etc.

In-Country activities are targeted towards a particular country or organisation based on their request and needs.  These are typically skills based training and consultancies.

The training programmes provided by AIBD cover a wide variety of specialised fields from production to management of radio and television operations, news and current affairs, engineering and digital transmission, public service broadcasting, instructional design & multimedia skills, technology & new media, creative content for programming, children and youth, co-productions and archiving and virtual libraries to name a few.

The AIBD offers to its members and affiliates consultancy services in all areas related to media development. This includes new media law, regulatory issues, new management structure, transition to digital broadcasting, digitizing audio-video archives, master plan for HRD etc.


Instructional design & multi media delivery systems

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training of Trainers
  • On-the-job training
  • Distant learning
  • Integration of ICT’s in curriculum development, teacher training, institutional, administration and management
  • Production & distribution of teaching materials on CD-Rom

Community Broadcasting

  • Community broadcasting
  • Citizen’s media and community broadcasting
  • Establishing community radio for educational, cultural, farming and other informative purposes for poverty alleviation
  • Establishing multimedia centers as a tool for education for all
  • Guidelines for community broadcasting, private, commercial and public service broadcasting

Technology & New Media

  • Modern radio studio technologies
  • Radio studio maintenance
  • Radio studio measurement and alignment
  • Digital basics for radio producers & journalists
  • Digital radio production & editing
  • Digital radio broadcasting
  • HDTV Technology
  • IPTV Technology
  • Radio transmitter maintenance
  • Migration from analogue to digital broadcasting
  • Non-linear video editing
  • TV studio/news automation
  • TV studio maintenance
  • TV transmitter maintenance
  • Satellite communication
  • New Media Technologies, Broadband & Broadcasting technologies
  • 3-D animation
  • Computer network technologies
  • Internet & intranet portal building for media organizations
  • Internet via satellite broadband

Health and Science


  • Scriptwriting, planning, production and post production of programmes on creating awareness & prevention of HIV & AIDS


Gender Mainstreaming

  • Code of ethics for gender mainstreaming in broadcasting organisations
  • Gender equality and advocacy through the media
  • Gender roles in programming
  • Gender sensitive reporting
  • Gender sensitization for media practitioners

Children and Youth

  • Audience research on child participatory programmes
  • Animated programmes for children
  • Children’s drama productions
  • Designing and directing Youth TV shows
  • Designing and directing educational TV programmes
  • Educational & cultural programme production
  • Impact of media violence on children & Youth
  • Media promotion of children’s rights
  • Scriptwriting for children’s documentaries
  • Violence on the screen and children’s rights

Public Service Broadcasting

  • Consultancy on new media act(s)
  • Broadcasting policies, ethics, control and regulations
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Popularising the concept of PSB to foster educational and cultural dimensions of media
  • Promoting empowerment and participation through PSB
  • Regulation, self regulation & co-regulation of broadcasting


  • Conflict prevention / resolution
  • Cyber journalism
  • Camera operation for news production
  • Media law and ethics in journalism
  • Media and elections
  • Media and Democracy
  • News presentation techniques
  • News editing
  • Peace journalism
  • Presentation techniques for news presenters
  • Research and ethics for accurate journalism
  • Radio & TV news reporting, writing and production
  • Reporting in conflict situations
  • Reporting on religion
  • Reporting on science and technology
  • TV journalism for young journalists
  • TV newsroom management
  • TV news production
  • Writing for radio news

Creative Content for Programming

  • Cultural diversity and promoting tolerance through the media
  • Content for entertainment, documentary, sports and TV shows
  • Dialogue among civilizations, cultures and religions
  • Disaster broadcasting
  • Intellectual property, copy rights and the fair use of works for educational, scientific and cultural purposes
  • Legal framework for prohibiting production and dissemination of harmful materials through television and internet
  • Media content for the prevention of violence against women and girls
  • Media content on trafficking of women and girls
  • Media Dialogue on mega policies in the world dealing with minorities
  • Media for the ageing society
  • Poverty and Food Security
  • Promoting the Millennium Developmental goals
  • Programmes that promote empowerment, capacity building and sharing of knowledge
  • Promoting pluralism, recognition and safeguarding of diversity with observance of human rights
  • Role of media in defusing violence in programme content

Management & Entrepreneurial Skills

  • Financial management
  • Audience research and programme marketing
  • Broadcast Management
  • Creating community crests to generate funds
  • Leadership and conflict management skills
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Programming strategies for radio and television
  • Public & international relations for media personnel
  • Radio airtime sales
  • Strategic planning

Archiving & Virtual Libraries

  • Digitizing audio & video archives
  • Setting up a knowledge portal for broadcasters