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Iran was voted as the new President of the AIBD General Conference in the election held during the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings in Tehran, Iran on 26 August 2016.

Sri Lanka was elected as the Vice President of the General Conference, replacing Bangladesh.

Iran was voted as the new President of the AIBD General Conference in the election held during the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings in Tehran, Iran on 26 August 2016.

Sri Lanka was elected as the Vice President of the General Conference, replacing Bangladesh.

Dr Abbas Naseri Taheri, Advisor to IRIB President and Director General for International Affairs, IRIB, represented Iran. In his remarks following Iran’s election, Dr. Naseri thanked members for the vote of confidence and pledged to help the Institute implement programmes to meet their training needs. He said IRIB is willing to share their facilities and expertise in human resource capacity building to support AIBD’s mission.

Iran replaced Indonesia whose term ended this year following its election for the past two consecutive two- year terms. Dra Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, Director General of Information and Public Communication, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) represented Indonesia and served as GC President since August 2012.

Both Indonesia and Bangladesh were elected as the President and Vice President of the General Conference respectively from August 2012 and both were re-elected to those respective positions from August 2014. They served two consecutive 2-year terms and were not eligible to be re-elected.

4 New Members Voted to the Executive Board

Cambodia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Vietnam were elected as the new members of the AIBD Executive Board. They complete the entire EXBO that includes China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.

Full members who attended the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference and its Associated Meetings voted for the four new members to the Executive Board.

The Board meets once every year to examine the Institute’s annual performance and administration.

Broadcasters in Asia-Pacific need to adapt to changes driven by accelerating technologies and pervasive influence of modern media and social networks. They must, however, be wary of the authenticity of some information and news that broadband media generates.

Dr Ali Askari, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), delivered this message during the inauguration ceremony of the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference held in Tehran, Iran on 25 August 2016.

AIBD’s Executive Board (EXBO) proposed some approaches to beef up AIBD’s finances and identified training programmes to meet member countries’ needs.

In the 15th AIBD General Conference EXBO Meeting held in Tehran Iran on 25 August 2016, Mrs Dra Rosaria Niken Widiastuti, Director General of Information and Public Communication, Ministry of Communication, Information Technology, Indonesia, recommended to expand cooperation with international institutions for funding assistance.

AIBD is pleased to announce that the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Iran will host the 42nd Annual Gathering / 15th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings. The event will be held in Tehran, Iran from 25 to 27 August 2016.

The venue for GC 2016 will be the Ibn Sina Hall of the IRIB International Conference Center. The official hotel for the event will be the Parsian Esteghlal International Hotel. AIBD will inform delegates regarding the hotel room rates in due course.

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.

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. 

AIBD will organise a Highlighting of Selected AIBD Award Entries during the 41st Annual Gathering / 14th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The Award winning entries and runner-ups in each category will be played during this special session, in recognition of their achievement and the high quality of the programmes. The session will take place from 1400 – 1600 on 18 August 2015 and is open to all delegates of the General Conference.

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

AIBD Deputy Director Mr. Marcel Gomez paid an official visit to Chiang Mai, Thailand from 25 to 28 November 2014 for a site inspection and successful preparations for the 41st Annual Gathering / 14th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings, to be hosted by the Government Public Relations Department (PRD), Thailand from 18 to 20 August 2015.

Ms. Praphaisri Ketsawa, Director International Cooperation Division, led the PRD team comprising of Ms. Sirinapha Pansang and Mr. Worapon Mathurosmatanee.