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Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 26th October – The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) is proud to acknowledge Cambodia’s exceptional dedication and unwavering support over the last 22 years. Cambodia’s Ministry of Information was conferred the Prestigious Appreciation Award at the 21st AIBD General Conference in Balaclava, Mauritius on 2nd October 2023. Cambodia is a valued member of AIBD and has played a pivotal role in advancing the broadcasting industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Secretariat Director /CEO of AIBD said the organization is delighted to celebrate Cambodia’s significant achievements and its important role with media members of the AIBD. AIBD, an intergovernmental organization formed under the auspices of UNESCO, ITU, and UNDP, has been enriched by Cambodia’s membership since 5th July 2001. Cambodia’s contributions to AIBD’s mission and objectives have been steadfast and instrumental in promoting excellence in broadcasting and media across the region.

Here are some notable highlights of Cambodia’s exceptional support:

  1. Hosting the 16th Asia Media Summit (AMS) in June 2019: Cambodia graciously hosted the AMS in Siem Reap attended by more than 500 delegates from across the globe. This flagship AIBD event received the blessings of Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen, who also delivered the keynote address. His support was instrumental in making the event a resounding success and showcased Cambodia’s commitment to AIBD’s goals. AIBD also undertook the Angkor Initiative – Combating Disinformation research together with MOI Cambodia. The research focused on how the media in the region handled Disinformation in their respective countries.
  2. AIBD Executive Board: Cambodia’s active involvement is further exemplified by its presence as the Chairman of the AIBD Executive Board. The Chairman has played an integral role in shaping the organization’s policies, strategies, and initiatives, effectively representing the interests of the Asia-Pacific broadcasting community together with nine. Other board members from Asia Pacific.
  3. Leadership During the Pandemic: Cambodia demonstrated outstanding leadership during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chairman of the Executive Board and the Honorable Minister of Information provided guidance and support, ensuring AIBD’s continued mission to promote excellence in broadcasting and media. Several Covid Response Programmes were jointly conducted via Zoom and benefited more than 1000 Media personnel.
  4. Vice President AIBD: Cambodia received a great honor at the recent 21st AIBD General Conference in Mauritius by being elected for the first time as the Vice President, garnering support from more than 14 countries. The elections were presided over by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Papua New Guinea, H.E Timothy Masiu and the host of the GC, Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
  5. AIBD Appreciation Award 2023: Cambodia’s dedication and continuous support have earned the country a well-deserved nomination for the AIBD Appreciation Award for 2023. This award recognizes Cambodia’s consistent efforts in furthering AIBD’s mission, strengthening regional collaboration in the broadcasting sector, and contributing to the growth of the media industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

In conclusion, Cambodia’s partnership with AIBD has been marked by active participation, leadership, and unwavering support. The country’s consistent engagement and commitment to AIBD’s mission have been essential in advancing the broadcasting and media industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

AIBD extends our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Cambodia and look forward to even closer cooperation in the coming years.