Acknowledgement

This guidebook is a collection of the best ideas and experiences of many Asia-Pacific practitioners, experts and academics, synthesised to define and identify standards, indicators and steps towards evolving a Public Service Broadcasting model in the region.

Many of these contributors are AIBD members who participated in the series of seminars, conferences and workshops on PSB, which AIBD embarked since the 90s. Others have been AIBD partners of long standing who have shared their passion, commitment and expertise to ADD initiatives on media development.They deserve our gratitude and mention in this publication:

 

They were:

  • Aboutalebi Mohammad Masoud,vice-president for Education

          and Research Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)

  • Abdul Rahman Panjshiri, member of Governing Board,

          Noorin Radio Television, Afghanistan

  • Agha Nasir, executive director, GEO TV, Pakistan
  • Akhtar View Azeem, senior vice president, HUM TV, Pakistan
  • All Khalid, chief executive officer,Television Maldives (TVM)
  • Prof. Abdul Waheed Khan, assistant director-general, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO (Paris) Alain Modoux, president of ORBICOM (Switzerland), the International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication (UQAM Montreal), and former assistant director-general of UNESCO for Communication, Information and Informatics (Paris)
  • Anothai Udomsilp, former director, International Relations Division-Foreign Office, National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT),Thailand
  • Anupama Anand, deputy director general, (Finance) Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India
  • Arjun Giri, board member, ACORAB, Nepal
  • Arlindo Lopes, secretary-general, Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) South Africa
  • Badru Naseer, director general,Voice of Maldives (VOM), 
  • Barbara Skerath, former director, Deutsche Welle Radio Training Centre, Germany
  • Dr. Beate Bartoldus, former Head, Department for Asia and Pacific, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Germany
  • Dr. Boonlert Supadhiloke, former deputy director-general, The Govt. Public Relations Department, National Broadcasting Services ofThailand (NBT); former inspector-general, Prime Minister's Office and professor of Mass Communication at Thammasat University
  • Caiphus Moletsane, senior broadcasting regulation officer, Botswana Telecommunication Authority
  • Che Che Lazar, president of Probe Productions, Philippines Christopher Tent, executive director, mediator & social entrepreneur, Austria
  • Chu Pui Hing, consultant, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, Hongkong
  • Dali Mpofu, former group chief executive officer, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
  • Eliki Bomani Momoivalu, former deputy secretary for Information, Ministry of Information, Fiji
  • Elizabeth Smith, secretary general, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), United Kingdom
  • Evelyn Agato, station manager, DZRP-Radyo Pilipinas and chief planning officer, Philippine Broadcasting Service/ Bureau of Broadcast Services, Philippines
  • Francis Herman, former chief executive officer, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FBCL)
  • Gareth Price, former director, Thomson Foundation (TF), United Kingdom
  • Guillaume Cheneviere, chairman of the WRTVC / CMRTV World Radio and Television Council & executive director, CERTIMEDIA.ORG, Media and Society Foundation, Switzerland
  • HenrikasYushkiavitshus,former UNESCO assistant director-general for Communication, Information and Informatics Sector (Paris)
  • Hilmy Ahamed, CEO, Young Asia Television (YATV), Sri Lanka
  • Ian Morrison, spokesperson, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, Canada
  • Dr. Ishadi S.K., president & CEO, PT Televisi Transformasi, Indonesia
  • Dr. Ihron Lester Rensburg, vice chancellor and principal of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa; former director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
  • Jafaar Kamin, former director general of Radio Television Malaysia
  • Jamal Abu Hijleh, lecturer, An-Najah National University, Palestine
  • Jean-Gabriel Manguy, former director of ABC Radio Australia
  • Jennifer Christine Rose Sumagui, communications student, College of Communication, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Joan McKain, manager, Governance Support and International. Relations, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (ABC), Australia
  • John J. Musukuma, special assistant (Press and Public Relations) to the President, The Republic of Zambia, Africa, and former secretary-general, Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA)
  • Kalinga Seneviratne, head, Research Unit, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore
  • Khalid Abdul Samad, manager, Media Development Authority (MDA), Singapore
  • Kiran Karnik, member in the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Council, India, and former president, National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom)
  • Ku Kay Mok, assistant vice president, MediaCorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Kumar Abeysinghe, governor, Marga Institute, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Manfred Kops, management director /lecturer of the Institute for Broadcasting Economics at the University of Cologne, president - The Initiative for the Promotion of Public Service Broadcasting (Initiativkreis fur Offentlichen
  • Rundfunk Koln; IOER), Germany
  • Marina Kramer, junior expert, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Malaysia
  • Masego Mpotokwane, chairman, National Broadcasting Board (NBB), Botswana
  • Milind Kokje, coordinator,Asia Media Forum, India
  • Mogens Schmidt, deputy assistant director-general for Communication and Information, Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, UNESCO, France Murray Green, director, ABC International, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • Dr. Paul Pasch, representative to Malaysia, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Malaysia
  • Parni Hadi, president director, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI)
  • Pema Choden, managing director, Bhutan Broadcasting Service
  • Philip Molefe, general manager for International Affairs South African Broadcasting Corporation Limited (SABC) Dr. Pierre Juneau, former president of the World Radio and TV Council (WRTVC), Switzerland
  • Phumelele Ntombela-Nzimande, group executive for Public, International and Regulatory Affairs South African Broadcasting Corporation Limited (SABC)
  • Prawin Kumar, director (BC), Mininstry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India
  • Rainer Welzel, former director, Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung, Kuala Lumpur
  • Rajendra Sharma, deputy executive director, Programmes Radio Broadcasting Service, Radio Nepal
  • Ramon Tuazon, president of the Asia Institute of Journalism & Communication, Philippines
  • Reinhard Keune, former director, Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung, Kuala Lumpur
  • Riyaz Saiyed Khaiyum, CEO, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Limited
  • Robert Beveridge, director, Voice of the Listener and Viewer The Open and Napier University, UK
  • Atty. Rosalinda Kabatay, media law expert, University Asia & the Pacific, Philippines
  • Savyasaachi Jain, India projects coordinator, Thomson Foundation, India
  • Shell Kini, former PIBA's chairman and CEO, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
  • Dr Sreedher Ramamurthy, director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, India
  • Sucharita Eashwar, regional director, National Association of Software & Service Companies (Nasscom), India
  • Su shil Koirala, deputy executive director,Radio Broadcasting
  • Service (Radio Nepal)
  • Tapanath Shukla, communication expert, Ministry of Information & Communications, Nepal
  • Tarja Virtanen Director, UNESCO office in Almaty.
  • Toby Mendel, Law Programme Director of ARTICLE 19. United Kingdom
  • Dr. Uajit Virojtrairatt, chairperson / media monitor project director, Civil Media Development Institute, Thailand and policy board member,Thai Public Broadcasting Service
  • Dr. Venkat Iyer, barrister and senior law lecturer, University of Ulster, UK, and the Editor of 'The Commonwealth Lawyer,' United Kingdom
  • Vijay Menon, former secretary general ofAMIC
  • Dr. Vladimir L. Gal, chief of section, Communication Development Division, Cl/COM, UNESCO, France
  • Dr. Werner Rumphorst former director, Legal Department, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Switzerland Wijayananda Jayaweera, director, Communication Development Division and secretary of IPDC, UNESCO, France
  • Zulkarimein Nasution, lecturer and chair, Undergraduate Program Universitas, Indonesia.