AIBD is proud to announce that The Research and Training Institute of The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) of China has become an AIBD Affiliate Member effective September 2014.

Following the 8th INPUT Conference held in Helsinki in May 2014, the Goethe-Institut organised the 3rd MINI-INPUT from 25 to 27 September 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam, hosted by Vietnam Television (VTV).

More than 100 professionals from 12 countries attended the 4th 4M Forum on ‘Informing on the Web’ held from 23 – 24 September 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia organized by Canal France International (CFI) and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Regional Workshop on Programmes for Social Media (TV and Radio) organised by AIBD and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) was held in Amman, Jordan from 7-9 September 2014.

The workshop brought 15 participants, which include social media community editors, new media and multimedia editors, and news and programme managers from broadcasting organisations around the Arab region.

The workshop aimed to allow participants to gain a ‘social media perspective’ in regards to broadcasting and being able to develop a significant relationship with their audience through social media.

The consultant for the workshop was Mr. David Botbol, Deputy Managing Editor for Sports and News Magazines at France TV, France.

From 2 to 5 September 2014 the Institut Penyiaran dan Penerangan Tun Abdul Razak (IPPTAR), along with AIBD and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) organized a Regional Workshop on Children’s TV Programmes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mr. Yang Binyuan announced his decision to resign from the post as Director of AIBD effective 15 September 2014, due to family reasons. As an expression of the gratitude for his years of service and efforts for the Institute the AIBD staff arranged a farewell ceremony on Friday, 29 August 2014.