General Conference

The AIBD General Conference (GC) and its Associated Meetings is the annual official gathering of the Institute. The General Conference is open to member countries, affiliates, partners, observers and leading broadcasters by invitation only. Member Countries, Affiliates and partners would have the opportunity to review the number of activities and projects that AIBD has implemented for the past year and also look into the future projects. Also discussed is the developmental needs of the member countries.

In addition to this, the AIBD Strategic Plan Team (SPT) Meeting and the Executive Board (EXBO) Meeting will also take place and look into the future major AIBD activities such as the Asia Media Summit (AMS).

Some 50 full and affiliate members convened for the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference in Tehran, Iran on 26 August 2016.

The two-day meeting examined the annual performance of the Institute and future plans to respond to the fast changing media landscape in Asia Pacific. It was hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

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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.

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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.

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