Asia Media Summit 2022

Government of Republic of Fiji is parterning with AIBD for upcoming first-ever virtual Asia Media Summit from 23-26 May 2022.


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AIBD Activity Calendar (July-Dec 2021)



1. 14-17 July Broadcast Asia 2021 Regional
2. 23 July AIBD UNESCO-IPDC Activities On Investigative Journalism: ‘Going Beyond The Headline’ Regional
3. 20 August AIBD UNESCO-IPDC Activities On Investigative Journalism: ‘Going Beyond The Headline’ Regional
5. 17-19 August 3-days Online Workshop Documentary Production Regional
6. 23-27 August Online Workshop on Training of Trainers-1 Regional
7. 6-10 September Online Workshop on Training of Trainers-2 Regional
8. 20-24 September Health Communication Manual Online Workshop For Gatekeepers Managers Regional
9. 23 September AIBD/UNICEF Reporting On Children Issue in Malaysian Media In-country
10. 28 September Online observance of International Day for Universal Access to Information Regional
11. October NIH (online) In-country Media Dialogue Regional
12. October Webinar on Connecting the Community Radio through Community Networks Regional
13. November Safety For Journalists-First Aid Training (Malaysia) In-country
14. November Safety For Journalists-First Aid Training In-country
15. 2 November Online Observance of The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes

against Journalists

16..  November AIBD/ILO Media Dialogue on telling Stories related to Women Migrant Workers Regional
17. 23-25 November (TBC) Seminar on Media & Communication in the New Norm : Challenges & Global Issues In-country
18. December Training & Needs Analysis for Members Regional



These activities were “demand-driven” responding to needs identified by the members. As a consequence, the Institute emerged as the lead provider of broadcasting training in the region. Its relevance and success is manifested by the fact that more than 35,000 personnel from countries within the Asia-Pacific region and other regions have been beneficiaries of the AIBD’s training programme, several of whom now occupy senior managerial positions in the broadcasting industry.

The AIBD offers its members and affiliates training programmes in three categories namely Regional, Sub-Regional and In-Country.

Regional activities like seminars and conferences with common interests are offered to all members and affiliates.

Sub-Regional activities are geared towards a particular sub-region like ASEAN, SAARC, Pacific etc which has special needs based on culture, tradition, development etc.

In-Country activities are targeted towards a particular country or organisation based on their request and needs.  These are typically skills based training and consultancies.

The training programmes provided by AIBD cover a wide variety of specialised fields from production to management of radio and television operations, news and current affairs, engineering and digital transmission, public service broadcasting, instructional design & multimedia skills, technology & new media, creative content for programming, children and youth, co-productions and archiving and virtual libraries to name a few.

The AIBD offers to its members and affiliates consultancy services in all areas related to media development. This includes new media law, regulatory issues, new management structure, transition to digital broadcasting, digitizing audio-video archives, master plan for HRD etc.

Archiving & Virtual Libraries

  • Digitizing audio & video archives
  • Setting up a knowledge portal for broadcasters

Global Media Partnerships

  • Collaboration with Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) – AIBD/ASBU Media Partnership
  • Collaboration with South African Broadcasting Association (SABC) Afro- Asia –Pacific Media Partnership
  • Collaboration with African Union of Broadcasters (AUB) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU)
  • Global Media Aids Initiative in partnership with UNAIDS, GMAI, AIBD & UNESCO

On-line Programmes

  • Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Technologies
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Technologies

New Initiatives

Global Media Centre for Development

  • A repository for digitization of programmes, storage, viewing, trans coding & content sharing


  • World TV Award
  • AIBD awards
  • Reinhard Keune Memorial award


  • Asia Media Summit
  • Asia-Pacific approach to Public Service Broadcasting
  • Broadcasting and Cultural Diversity
  • Handbook on Ethical Principles
  • Handbook on Media and Elections
  • Manual on HIV & AIDS
  • Manual for Science Journalism
  • Media Law
  • Radio Tool Kit

Media Research

  • Research on news dissemination and its impact on 21st Century
  • The impact of media violence on children in the Asia- Pacific region
  • The Impact of media violence on youth in the Asia-Pacific region


    Programmes aiming for

  • Promotion and protection of cultural diversity among children
  • Religious understanding
  • Protection of environment, climate change and sustainable development
  • Tolerance and peace
  • Prevention of HIV & AIDS
  • Prevention of health diseases
  • Enhancing peace through sports


  • Camera operation
  • Creative studio lighting techniques
  • Creative writing for radio
  • Documentary programme production
  • Educational programme production
  • Media and environment
  • Post production techniques
  • Programme marketing
  • Programme production techniques
  • Radio and TV sports commentary
  • Research and writing for TV documentary production
  • Scriptwriting for TV drama productions
  • Set design concepts
  • TV programme production (Sports, Entertainment, Drama and Documentary)

Children and Youth

  • Audience research on child participatory programmes
  • Animated programmes for children
  • Children’s drama productions
  • Designing and directing Youth TV shows
  • Designing and directing educational TV programmes
  • Educational & cultural programme production
  • Impact of media violence on children & Youth
  • Media promotion of children’s rights
  • Scriptwriting for children’s documentaries
  • Violence on the screen and children’s rights

Gender Mainstreaming

  • Code of ethics for gender mainstreaming in broadcasting organisations
  • Gender equality and advocacy through the media
  • Gender roles in programming
  • Gender sensitive reporting
  • Gender sensitization for media practitioners

Management & Entrepreneurial Skills

  • Financial management
  • Audience research and programme marketing
  • Creating community crests to generate funds
  • Leadership and conflict management skills
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Programming strategies for radio and television
  • Public & international relations for media personnel
  • Radio airtime sales
  • Strategic planning

Health and Science

    HIV & AIDS

  • Scriptwriting, planning, production and post production of programmes on creating awareness & prevention of HIV & AIDS

Creative Content for Programming

  • Cultural diversity and promoting tolerance through the media
  • Content for entertainment, documentary, sports and TV shows
  • Dialogue among civilizations, cultures and religions
  • Disaster broadcasting
  • Intellectual property, copy rights and the fair use of works for educational, scientific and cultural purposes
  • Legal framework for prohibiting production and dissemination of harmful materials through television and internet
  • Media content for the prevention of violence against women and girls
  • Media content on trafficking of women and girls
  • Media Dialogue on mega policies in the world dealing with minorities
  • Media for the ageing society
  • Poverty and Food Security
  • Promoting the Millennium Developmental goals
  • Programmes that promote empowerment, capacity building and sharing of knowledge
  • Promoting pluralism, recognition and safeguarding of diversity with observance of human rights
  • Role of media in defusing violence in programme content

Technology & New Media

  • Modern radio studio technologies
  • Radio studio maintenance
  • Radio studio measurement and alignment
  • Digital basics for radio producers & journalists
  • Digital radio production & editing
  • Digital radio broadcasting
  • HDTV Technology
  • IPTV Technology
  • Radio transmitter maintenance
  • Migration from analogue to digital broadcasting
  • Non-linear video editing
  • TV studio/news automation
  • TV studio maintenance
  • TV transmitter maintenance
  • Satellite communication
  • New Media Technologies, Broadband & Broadcasting technologies
  • 3-D animation
  • Computer network technologies
  • Internet & intranet portal building for media organizations
  • Internet via satellite broadband


  • Conflict prevention / resolution
  • Cyber journalism
  • Camera operation for news production
  • Media law and ethics in journalism
  • Media and elections
  • Media and Democracy
  • News presentation techniques
  • News editing
  • Peace journalism
  • Presentation techniques for news presenters
  • Research and ethics for accurate journalism
  • Radio & TV news reporting, writing and production
  • Reporting in conflict situations
  • Reporting on religion
  • Reporting on science and technology
  • TV journalism for young journalists
  • TV newsroom management
  • TV news production
  • Writing for radio news

Community Broadcasting

  • Community broadcasting
  • Citizen’s media and community broadcasting
  • Establishing community radio for educational, cultural, farming and other informative purposes for poverty alleviation
  • Establishing multimedia centers as a tool for education for all
  • Guidelines for community broadcasting, private, commercial and public service broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting

  • Consultancy on new media act(s)
  • Broadcasting policies, ethics, control and regulations
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Popularising the concept of PSB to foster educational and cultural dimensions of media
  • Promoting empowerment and participation through PSB
  • Regulation, self regulation & co-regulation of broadcasting

Instructional design & multi media delivery systems

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training of Trainers
  • On-the-job training
  • Distant learning
  • Integration of ICT’s in curriculum development, teacher training, institutional, administration and management
  • Production & distribution of teaching materials