New York, 23 September – The United Nations announced today the launch of the SDG Media Compact, an initiative marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were unanimously adopted by all world leaders at the United Nations in 2015.
Asia-Pacific broadcasters gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka at 17th General Conference.
Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera of Sri Lanka called on the media industry to provide accurate, fruitful and faster reporting instead of compromising values in the face of stiff competition.
With the emergence of new media and social media, he said a new generational group called millennials is now actively participating in shaping our society. He added that they are IT savvy, very interconnected, independent and powerful communicators.
Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga addresses the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIDB) General Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Aug. 2, 2018.
India was elected as the new President of the AIBD General Conference during the 44th Annual Gathering/17th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 3 August 2018.
Sri Lanka was re-elected as the Vice President of the General Conference.
The AIBD General Conference met from 2-4 August 2018 to discuss the Institute’s year-long performance as well as future strategies, and approve resolutions that impact its operations.
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.
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