AIBD / ABU / ASBU Regional Workshop on Convergent Journalism

The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) as part of its Media Partnership have undertaken a joint regional workshop for the first time.

It was proposed that the AIBD organize a regional workshop on Convergent Journalism for AIBD, ABU and ASBU members in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The workshop was held from 11-15 July 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was conducted by Dr John Cokley PhD, of the School of Journalism & Communication, The University of Queensland, Australia.

The workshop aimed to provide the participants with a “competitive advantage” in the emerging world of convergent journalism.

The list of 12 participants were from a range of countries and regions across the AIBD, ABU and ASBU memberships: one each from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Jordan, Macau, Nepal, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and two from Saudi Arabia. Two of the 12 were women. The participants’ job roles ranged through reporters, producers, news directors, to news controller.