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    UNDP Knowledge Exchange Programme starts in Manila

    More than 260 international participants, Govt. Officials and SDG Leaders joined the UNDP Asia-Pacific 2nd Annual Knowledge Exchange Programme regarding the implementation of Sustainable Read more

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    The 16th General Conference

    Calls for more in-country training workshops and sustainability concerns dominated discussions among AIBD members who participated in the 43rd Annual Gathering/16th AIBD General Conference in Read more

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    Maldives’ VP Urges Media

    Maldives Vice President Abdullah Jihad says “media’s key role is not to depress and dishearten citizens, but to motivate, encourage and inspire nations” in order to pave the way for future Read more

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    AIBD Participation

    Supporting the agenda of United Nations Development Programme, AIBD invited 12 broadcasters from its member to participate in the Regional Knowledge Exchange Programme held in Manila, Philippines Read more

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    Connecting in a Crisis

    M17 Participants from 9 countries attended an AIBD/IPDC-UNESCO regional workshop in Kuala Lumpur this month focusing on radio, social media and natural disasters.

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    Responsible Business Forum

    From 8 different countries, 11 producers and reporters from AIBD’s member organisations participated in 6th Responsible Business Forum, which was held in Singapore from 22-23 November 2017.

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    Minister urges Media

    H.E Hasanul Haq Inu urges broadcasters to highlight Poverty in more compelling manner and stated, "Let us all stand together with all Broadcasters and join hands to say good-bye to poverty from Read more

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    Basic Engineering Fundamentals

    Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) organised a 5-day regional workshop on Engineering Fundamentals for Read more

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    AIBD/ABU Regional Workshop on Election Coverage

    The AIBD/ABU Regional Workshop on Election Coverage was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16 to 18 January 2018. 

    This 3-day workshop was aimed to enhance the skill set of the existing Read more

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    The 16th General Conference

    Calls for more in-country training workshops and sustainability concerns dominated discussions among AIBD members who participated in the 43rd Annual Gathering/16th AIBD General Read more

Stronger Regional Cooperation to Deal with Global Challenges

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Information Minister Hassanul Haq Inu of Bangladesh called for stronger regional cooperation among governments and civil society groups, including media to combat poverty, gender inequality, terrorism, uneven globalisation and the ill-effects of climate change, and thereby bring development and peace in the Asian region.

Story Telling: Principles, Methods and Aims

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“This abundance of information is not the same as understanding, and hence creates new challenges for the audience”, said Sarah Gibson, President of AIMMP, while delivering an intellectually stimulating pre-summit talk on the theme based on principles, methods and challenges of storytelling. 
Jahanagir Hall of Taj Diplomatic Enclave was gushed with pundits from the field of broadcasting, radio and print on the day of the event.

Disregard Fixing a Formula in Telling a Story

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Storytelling as an art may not follow any set principles  to be able to draw people’s interest. If storytellers do, then their narratives will look alike and will be devoid of diversity.


“ Set principles will cripple variety of narration. But at the same time we have to accept that all narratives follow a scheme, pattern and style for ease of delivery, acceptance and understanding. We may call them loose principles,”  according to Mr Abhaya Kumar Padhi, author and media trainer from India.

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