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August 2015


AIBD organised a Highlighting of Selected AIBD Award Entries during the 41st Annual Gathering / 14th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings from 1400 – 1600 on 18 August 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Portions of the Award winning entries and runner-ups in each category were played during this special session open for all delegates of the conference, in recognition of the achievement and the high quality of the programmes.

Each programme portion was preceded by comments on the productions and topics by a representative of the winning organisation (Ms Ng Yuina, Executive Producer, MediaCorp Singapore; Ms Aminath Shahid, Deputy Managing Director, Public Service Media, Maldives and Ms Li Hong, Director of Radio Society, China National Radio) and member of the Award judging panel (Mr A. Ravi Shankar, Programme Manager, AIBD).

AIBD TV Award 2015 for the best TV programme on Encouraging Youth Empowerment:

Winner: “ON THE RED DOT (YOUTH) – YOLO” from Channel 5, MediaCorp – Singapore

Runner-up: “THE DEBATER” from Sirasa TV – Sri Lanka

AIBD TV Award 2015 for the best TV programme on Creative Ways to Harness Energy:

Winner: “FUTURE FORWARD – POWERING OUR FUTURE” from Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp – Singapore

Runner-up: “ALTERNATIVE ENERGY…THAILAND’S ENERGY OF THE FUTURE” from National News Bureau of Thailand

AIBD Radio Award 2015 for the best radio programme on Highlighting Science to the Public:

Winner: “LET’S LEARN SCIENCE” from Public Service Media – Maldives

Runner-up: “YUTU’S EXPLORATION OF THE MOON” from China National Radio

Reinhard Keune Memorial Award 2015 for the best radio programme on Putting Spotlight on Teachers in Society:

Winner: “HEARING CHILDHOOD, MEETING WITH ANCESTORS” from China National Radio – China

Runner-up: “SALUTATIONS TO THE GURU” from All India Radio, India

The14th AIBD General Conference recently approved three AIBD projects that will beef up the capability of the Institute’s workforce, improve current services to members, and expand memberships to new media industries.

The first project is a new initiative called AIBD Annual Media Research (AAMR) that will provide basic data collection and preliminary analysis subject to further deliberation from resource persons and speakers during the Summit.

It seeks collaboration with some 24 training and research institutions of member countries as well as international partners.

Mr Chang Jin, AIBD Director, says the Institute is eyeing more quality training and in-country workshops in its bid to offer better services to members and attract new members.

During the last 12 months, Director Chang Jin reported to the AIBD Executive Board that the Institute implemented 27 training activities benefitting close to 700 broadcasters from 46 countries and regions.

These activities covered various fields such as new media and social media, management, children/gender/youth, digitisation, production and training of trainers, among others.

Delegates to the 14th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings elected through balloting China, Indonesia, and Korea as new members of the AIBD Executive Board (EXBO). Malaysia and Thailand were re-elected to the Board.

Completing the nine-man board are incumbent members Maldives, the Philippines, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Meeting after the voting, members of the EXBO elected Maldives as their new Chairman, while Indonesia and Sri Lanka were selected as its Vice Chairman.

Maldives was represented by Mr Ibrahim Khaleel, Managing Director of Public Service Media, who thanked members for their vote of confidence.

China and Iran have accepted to host two important AIBD activities taking place in 2016 and 2017.

The State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and TV, China (SAPPRFT) has tentatively decided to host the Asia Media Summit in 2017, likely to be held outside Beijing.

However, it will need final approval from China’s central government before preparations for the Summit can begin.

This will be the third time China will host the AMS, the first happened in Macau and the second in Beijing in 2010.

UNESCO has urged broadcasters to put more focus on allowing greater women participation in media and on ensuring the safety of working journalists in Asia-Pacific.

A 2015 study by UNESCO, International Federation of Journalists and UN Woman shows that only 28% of women belong to the media workforce and much less at the decision-making level in the region.

On safety of journalists, UNESCO data indicates that a working journalist is killed every week and 90% of the crime is left unpunished.

AIBD has successfully implemented its programme activities and initiatives during the last 12 months, notably the Asia Media Summit 2015 in Kuala Lumpur and the 27 training activities benefitting close to 700 broadcasters from 46 countries and regions in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

It has also pursued close collaboration with governments, international, regional and national broadcasting organisations, among them, the Tun Abdul Razak Broadcasting Information Institute of Malaysia (IPPTAR), Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, ITU, ABU, EBU, CCTV and FES.

Broadcast organisations need to catch up with trends in the fast-changing media landscape to be able to better serve its modern audiences, particularly young consumers of old and new media.

They must also pay special attention to their corporate social responsibility in educating their audiences, and promoting media ethics and media literacy in today’s digital world. 

The AIBD Strategic Plan Team (SPT) wants institutions in Asia and beyond to know more about the Institute’s programmes and achievements as part of efforts to recruit new members and better serve its current members.

AIBD currently has 34 full members and 66 affiliate member organisations, representing 48 countries and regions.

The SPT has endorsed the Secretariat’s efforts, among others, to beef up dissemination of the AMS proceedings and achievements to its members and partners.