Fiji Cyclone

Fiji has suffered its worst cyclone over the weekend and parts of the country have been virtually destroyed with thousands homeless and many dead and injured.  It’s now a week after the cyclone and FBC’s radio and TV services are still not available in the great part of the country. We have suffered very costly extensive damage and we are yet to assess the full extent of the damage to our infrastructure.

The online registration for the AMS 2016 will open on 1st March 2016.  The AMS will be held in Incheon, Korea from 24 to 26 May and the Pre-Summit Workshops from 22 to 23 May.

The details of the AMS venue and hotels will be announced soon.

See you in Incheon, Korea.

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AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2016.

The World TV Awards are open to all broadcasters in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North & South America from public, private sector and freelance producers.

“The Winner Prize” consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.

For 2016, the two World TV Awards categories are:

AIBD will launch this year the AIBD Annual Media Research (AAMR) project, an initiative that covers research and comparative studies of the state of broadcasting in Asia Pacific and of other broadcasting issues relevant to its member countries. Under this project, the Institute will organise the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on broadcasting and related topics.

For its launching activity, the AIBD will conduct three surveys that will generate key data and statistics regarding the state of broadcasting in all its member countries. Different organisations will serve as respondents for these surveys.

Dear AIBD Radio Members and All Members,
Re: World Radio day 2016
Please accept our warm greetings from the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).
AIBD would like to request its member organisations to join hands with UNESCO to celebrate World Radio Day 2016 with the main theme of “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”.
The World Radio Day falls on February 13, 2016. UNESCO is suggesting that various activities be held and programmes be broadcast leading to the day.
UNESCO has given five key themes and 15 ideas to celebrate the World Radio Day 2016. We would like to request broadcast organisations to follow the themes and ideas, which is attached with this letter.
For more information, please visit, which was officially launched on 18 January 2016.

The expectations from the AIBD / O'zbekiston MTRK In-Country Workshop on HDTV Lighting, held from 12 to 16 Oct 2015 in Tashkent, were very high.  And it was indeed a challenge to live up to these expectations. My attempt was to satisfy the needs of the trainees through classroom lectures, case studies, studio activities and examples.