Asia-Pacific Institute Of Broadcasting Development (AIBD):
India’s Presidency of the prestigious Asia-pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) has been extended for one more year.
- This was unanimously decided by the AIBD member countries at the two-day General Conference of the Institute held in New Delhi.
- The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) was established in 1977 under the aegis of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- It is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.
- Its secretariat is situated in Kuala Lumpur and is hosted by the Government of Malaysia.
- The AIBD is mandated to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in the Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development.
- The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) are founding organizations of the Institute and they are non-voting members of the General Conference
- Broadcasters from 26 countries in the Asia Pacific region including India are full members of the organisation.
The 47th AIBD Annual Gathering:
- The 47th AIBD Annual Gathering/20th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings was held in New Delhi.
- It witnessed a range of discussions, presentations and idea exchange sessions especially focusing on the topic of “Building a Stronger Future of Broadcasting in post pandemic era”.
- A five-year plan for co-operative activities and exchange programmes was also finalised.
- All the participating countries and member broadcasters pledged to work together for a sustainable broadcasting environment, latest technology know-how, finest content