In this unprecedented global pandemic, it is important for all member countries to stay connected and learn from each other how the health crisis being managed while in the lockdown. The first ever virtual COVID Response Session was organized on the 9 April 2020 for the media fraternity. It was a fruitful and learning experience for more than 150 journalists and experts from 24 countries. This was followed by another two exclusive sessions for the Heads of Organisations on 23rd April and 30th April 2020, due to the overwhelming response and feedback in the first session and to ensure a fair regional representation of the members.
The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), as an intergovernmental body, feels another exclusive session for the Heads of Organisations and media fraternity in the Pacific Region is necessary to keep them abreast of the latest development of the pandemic and to cope with the current uncertainty.
This is to bring together the top-level management to learn and share best practices of crisis management, content sharing and manage COVID related health risks by the member organisations.
Selected Experts from the region will share their thoughts, experience and SOPs in their coverage mode during the COVID times. Most importantly is how AIBD as an intergovernmental body can assist member countries in the following areas:
- to stand in solidarity to overcome their needs for programme contents to fill up their airtime in this trying COVID pandemic;
- to adapt to post COVID changes by the media industry;
- to better understand COVID Response Measures and create a framework (SOPs) to handle the pandemics; and
- to plan for new normal training needs for the members.
Heads of Organisations and Senior Management.
Interested Heads of Organisations and individual Senior Management can register via the registration link provided in the circular letter. Once registered, AIBD will provide the details and links to join the virtual session.