AIBD organised a Highlighting of Selected AIBD Award Entries during the 41st Annual Gathering / 14th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings from 1400 – 1600 on 18 August 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Portions of the Award winning entries and runner-ups in each category were played during this special session open for all delegates of the conference, in recognition of the achievement and the high quality of the programmes.

The presentation of the winners of the AIBD TV & Radio Awards 2015 was conducted at the Inauguration Ceremony of the AIBD General Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 18 August 2015. The winners were each presented with a certificate, trophy and USD 500 as reward for their special programmes.

 

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The14th AIBD General Conference recently approved three AIBD projects that will beef up the capability of the Institute’s workforce, improve current services to members, and expand memberships to new media industries.

The first project is a new initiative called AIBD Annual Media Research (AAMR) that will provide basic data collection and preliminary analysis subject to further deliberation from resource persons and speakers during the Summit.

It seeks collaboration with some 24 training and research institutions of member countries as well as international partners.

Mr Chang Jin, AIBD Director, says the Institute is eyeing more quality training and in-country workshops in its bid to offer better services to members and attract new members.

During the last 12 months, Director Chang Jin reported to the AIBD Executive Board that the Institute implemented 27 training activities benefitting close to 700 broadcasters from 46 countries and regions.

These activities covered various fields such as new media and social media, management, children/gender/youth, digitisation, production and training of trainers, among others.

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Delegates to the 14th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings elected through balloting China, Indonesia, and Korea as new members of the AIBD Executive Board (EXBO). Malaysia and Thailand were re-elected to the Board.

Completing the nine-man board are incumbent members Maldives, the Philippines, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Meeting after the voting, members of the EXBO elected Maldives as their new Chairman, while Indonesia and Sri Lanka were selected as its Vice Chairman.

Maldives was represented by Mr Ibrahim Khaleel, Managing Director of Public Service Media, who thanked members for their vote of confidence.

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China and Iran have accepted to host two important AIBD activities taking place in 2016 and 2017.

The State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and TV, China (SAPPRFT) has tentatively decided to host the Asia Media Summit in 2017, likely to be held outside Beijing.

However, it will need final approval from China’s central government before preparations for the Summit can begin.

This will be the third time China will host the AMS, the first happened in Macau and the second in Beijing in 2010.