Abdul Warees Solanke is assistant director, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development (SPCD) Voice of Nigeria. He joined VON in 2005 after fifteen years in influential newspapers and broadcasting stations in Nigeria. At VON, he held positions as a Senior Editor, Special Assistant to the Director-General., Principal Editor, Assistant Chief News Editor, Head, VON Training Centre and was tapped into the new SPCD Department in 2014. A regular feature at AIBD and AMIC programmes, Abdulwarees holds B.Sc Mass Communication from University of Lagos, Nigeria and Master of Public Policy from Universiti Brunei Darussalam, through the UBD and CBA scholarship in 2007.

AIBD/KIBA  In-Country Seminar on IPTV Strategy -27 February 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

The seventh edition of World Radio Day will be held on 13 February 2018 under the theme: Radio and Sports, with all radio stations, regulatory bodies and related organisations invited to celebrate radio and its contribution to democratic debate through information, entertainment and audience interaction.

The theme for the 2018 is timely for this year will see, momentous sporting events - events that have the ability to unite the hearts and minds of people everywhere. As such AIBD calls on radio stations in the region to showcase the beauty of sports in all of its diversity. World Radio Day 2018 will focus on the following UNESCO sub-themes:

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 reporters for elections coverage.

To train the reporters and producers on elections operations and protocols during elections, while multi-tasking to increase work output without quality of work suffering during election coverage.

AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2018.

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 2018, the two World TV Awards categories are:

·         Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Immigration or Migration"

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 Broadcasters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 04 to 08 December 2017. 

The workshop was specially designed for broadcast engineers and technologists who are at the beginning of their careers and working in the broadcasting organisations. 29 participants from 10 countries attended the workshop.