Following the INPUT Conference held in El Salvador in May 2013, The Goethe-Institut organised a MINI-INPUT from 14 to 16 November 2013 in Manila, in association with ABS-CBN, GMA Network, Inc. and the University of Santo Tomas.


AIBD participated the Connect Asia-Pacific Summit 2013 jointly organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand (MICT). The summit was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 18 November 2013.

This autumn I had the pleasure of conducting 2 in-country workshops on “Children’s TV Programmes” organized by AIBD with the support of NRK. The first workshop was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, hosted by National Television of Cambodia (TVK) from 14 to 18 October with a group of 12 participants. Then I conducted the second activity with 11 participants from Radio Television Brunei (RTB) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei from 4 to 9 November 2013.

The AIBD/Hoso Bunka Foundation (HBF) Regional Workshop on Creative Content for Children’s Programmes was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28 October to 1 November 2013. The workshop brought participants from broadcast organizations in Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The AIBD in collaboration with Tun Abdul Razak Institute of Broadcasting & Information (IPPTAR) organised a Regional Workshop on Entertainment TV Formats from 23 – 27 September 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consultant was Mr. Stéphane Bouillaud supported by Canal France International (CFI).

AIBD/Prasar Bharati/STI-T sub-regional workshop on migration from analogue to digital broadcasting was held from 23 to 27 September 2013 in New Delhi, India. The workshop was organised by AIBD in collaboration with Prasar Bharat/ STI-(T). The aims of this workshop were to facilitate and support broadcasting engineers towards proper selection, planning and implementation from analogue to digital migration.