The annual Asia TV Forum (ATF)’s Entertainment Content Market for buyers and sellers was held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 3 – 6 December 2013. In conjunction with ATF, AIBD and the French Government organized a four-day regional workshop on Acquisition and Programming Strategy for TV from 2 – 5 December 2013 in Singapore.

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) is delighted to announce that the 23rd AMIC Annual Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9-12 July, 2014. The theme for the AMIC 2014 conference is Communicating in an e-Asia: values, technologies and challenges.

The Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction organised by the Tun Abdul Razak Broadcasting and Information Institute (IPPTAR) and AIBD was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16 to 18 December 2013. The workshop brought 12 participants from broadcast organisations in Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

SGS, one of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, launched the SGS Academy with the theme “Transforming People and Business” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18 December 2013.

The first-ever Global Forum on Media and Gender: Towards a Global Alliance organised by UNESCO was held from 2 - 4 December 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The purpose of this event on gender equality and media was to initiate processes that will link up to ongoing actions and add momentum to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through the media.

Southeast Asian countries have become the new growth region heralding rapid socio-economic progress and advancement. Indonesia is no exception, fast-growing and becoming a stronger regional and global player. Broadcasting organisations will need to adopt new initiatives and develop leadership styles to ride these waves of change and deliver programmes and information to the viewers and listeners in line with the ever-changing needs and aspirations of a new type of audience that is more educated, informed not to mention demanding.