AIBD will launch this year the AIBD Annual Media Research (AAMR) project, an initiative that covers research and comparative studies of the state of broadcasting in Asia Pacific and of other broadcasting issues relevant to its member countries. Under this project, the Institute will organise the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on broadcasting and related topics.

For its launching activity, the AIBD will conduct three surveys that will generate key data and statistics regarding the state of broadcasting in all its member countries. Different organisations will serve as respondents for these surveys.

 
Dear AIBD Radio Members and All Members,
 
Re: World Radio day 2016
 
Please accept our warm greetings from the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).
 
AIBD would like to request its member organisations to join hands with UNESCO to celebrate World Radio Day 2016 with the main theme of “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”.
 
The World Radio Day falls on February 13, 2016. UNESCO is suggesting that various activities be held and programmes be broadcast leading to the day.
 
UNESCO has given five key themes and 15 ideas to celebrate the World Radio Day 2016. We would like to request broadcast organisations to follow the themes and ideas, which is attached with this letter.
 
For more information, please visit www.worldradioday.org, which was officially launched on 18 January 2016.

The expectations from the AIBD / O'zbekiston MTRK In-Country Workshop on HDTV Lighting, held from 12 to 16 Oct 2015 in Tashkent, were very high.  And it was indeed a challenge to live up to these expectations. My attempt was to satisfy the needs of the trainees through classroom lectures, case studies, studio activities and examples. 

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), organised a five-day regional workshop on Engineering Fundamentals for Broadcasters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 November to 4 December 2015.

The AIBD in collaboration with the Research and Training Institute (RTI) of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film & Television (SAPPRFT), China organised this regional Workshop on How to Make an Impact with Every Programme: 21st Century Media Theories and Skills. The two weeks workshop started on 3rd December and will end on 14th December 2015 and is being held at the RTI campus in Beijing.

Mr Brandon Harry Oelofse from Radio Netherlands Training Center (RNTC) is conducting the workshop.

The Sub-Regional workshop on Digital Radio Transmission organised by AIBD in collaboration with Prasar Bharati and National Academy of Broadcasting and Multimedia (NABM) was held in New Delhi, India from 12 to 16 October 2015. The workshop was designed specifically for engineers and technicians involved in the operation and maintenance of Radio Broadcasting Stations.