Mr. Mayank Kumar Agrawal, Director General, Doordarshan has over a three decade long experience in the field of public communication with broadcast and digital media being his forte. He is a senior officer of the Indian Information Service and concurrently holds the charge of Director General, Doordarshan News.
He has held senior positions in All India Radio, Press Information Bureau, Indian Institute of Mass Communication and National AIDS Control Organisation, Govt. of India. With Broadcast Journalism core of his work, he has been associated with several news shows and documentaries. He worked with UNICEF for production of popular health television serial “Kyunki Jeena Isi Kaa Naam Hai”.
His work in the field of AIDS awareness has been widely recognised. He has made presentations in the International AIDS Conferences at Toronto, Mexico City, Vienna and ICAAP, Bali. He has been widely appreciated for Red Ribbon Express project in India in 2007 and 2009 for spreading awareness about HIV/ AIDS. He also headed NACO-UNDP project on HIV/ AIDS Mainstreaming.
As a major task in hand, he is presently working in close coordination with the CEO, Prasar Bharati on re-launching of DD India as an international news channel and revamping of the programmes of DD and its network.
Mr Thusira Chintaka Malawwe Thantri, Director General of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, and Chairman of AIBD’s Strategic Plan Team, says the Right to Information Act which Sri Lanka recentlypassed signals the return of democracy in the country.
Calls for more in-country training workshops and sustainability concerns dominated discussions among AIBD members who participated in the 43rd Annual Gathering/16th AIBD General Conference in Maldives.