AIBD Director Calls on Australian Ambassador to Malaysia
The Director of AIBD, Mrs. Philomena Gnanapragasam, met with His Excellency Dr. Justin Lee, the Australian Ambassador to Malaysia, on July 14, 2022, in Kuala Lumpur. The conversation at the meeting, which was one of several courtesy calls the Director is making to rebuild AIBD’s networks and partnerships, centered on potential plans for enhancing ties between AIBD and Australia.
The Director highlighted Australia’s long membership in AIBD and commended Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Australia, for its efforts in assisting AIBD in its endeavours. She also mentioned that for the benefit of its member countries and organisations, AIBD is launching new initiatives, activities, and opportunities.
The Ambassador was briefed by Ms. Gnanapragasam on some of AIBD’s most important initiatives, such as the Asia Media Summit 2023, the Asia-Pacific content exchange during AMS 2022, cybersecurity training for regional female journalists, and media literacy initiatives.
Australia would continue to be an active member and partner of AIBD, according to Dr. Justin Lee. Additionally, His Excellency said that his team would identify ways that Australia could benefit the other members.