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.
Maldives Vice President Abdullah Jihadsays “media’s key role is not to depress and dishearten citizens, but to motivate, encourage and inspire nations” in order to pave the way for future generations and build a better society.
At the invitation of the Director of AIBD, Director General of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), Professor Sunil Shantha visited AIBD on 17th January. He is the newly elected Vice President of AIBD General Conference which was held in Tehran, Iran in August 2016 and will hold the Vice Presidency for a term of two years.
Some 50 full and affiliate members convened for the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference in Tehran, Iran on 26 August 2016.
The two-day meeting examined the annual performance of the Institute and future plans to respond to the fast changing media landscape in Asia Pacific. It was hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).