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Asia-Pacific Institute For Broadcasting Development

Asia-Pacific Institute For Broadcasting Development:

India re-elected the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) General Conference (GC)president for the third successive term recently.

  • The Information & Broadcasting Ministry Secretary, Apurva Chandra, said this was a first in the history of AIBD.
  • The move showed the confidence broadcasting organizations across the Asia Pacific and the world reposed in India.

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD):-

  • Established:1977
  • Host: Government of Malaysia
  • Secretariat: Kuala Lumpur.
  • Objective is to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in the Asia Pacific region through policy and resource development.
  • It has 92 member organizations from across 44 countries, including 26 government members (countries) represented by 48 broadcasting authorities and broadcasters.
  • It also has 44 affiliates (organizations) represented by 28 countries and regions in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa, Arab States, and North America.
  • India is one of the founding members of this organization.
  • The Prasar Bharati is the representative body of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, at AIBD.
  • It was established under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • It is a unique regional inter-governmental organization servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.
  • The Institute seeks to fulfill this mandate by mobilizing the intellectual and technological resources available within the national broadcasting organizations of its member countries as well as regional and international bodies.
  • It does it through a well-established infrastructure and networking mechanism which includes government agencies, non-governmental organizations, institutions of higher learning, the private sector, and individual professionals.