A group of 16 broadcasters from around the South East Asian region came to Kuala Lumpur for a three day Smartphone workshop from March 13-15.

Participants learnt how to shoot video, frame shots and compose pictures, choose good lighting, and use their phone apps to best advantage. They also learnt about social media usage and how to file smartphone reports to many social media platforms.

During a practical exercise, course participants were sent out to gather reports for a news broadcast, using only their smartphones to capture, edit and file their stories.

Aiza, from RTM described the process:

Drama producers of the National Television and Radio Company (Uzbekistan MTRK) are advised to learn more about the rich culture of the People’s Republic of China.

Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film & Television (SAPPRFT) Mr Yan Chengsheng believes with better understanding of the diverse culture of China, it would further strengthen the existing cordial bilateral relationships between the peoples of both countries.

Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Hossain was recently appointed as the new Director General of the National Institute of Mass Communication & Chief Executive, Bangladesh Cinema and Television Institute.

Radiodays Europe, considered to be one of the greatest international radio conferences in the world, will take place in Amsterdam on March 19–2, 2017, in the RAI Convention Center.

AIBD and MRTV-4 organised an In-country workshop on Children’s TV programmes from 3 – 7 October 2016, in Yangon, Myanmar funded by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). With 12 participants from MRTV-4 attending, this workshop covered areas such as dramatic content in Children’s programmes, the cultural, historical and language representations.

AIBD and BBS organised an In-country workshop on Children’s TV programmes from 21 – 25 November 2016, in Thimphu, Bhutan, funded by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). With 11 participating producers from Bhutan Broadcasting Corporation Services, this workshop mainly focused on dramatic content in Children’s programmes, the cultural, historical and language representations.