The Korea Radio Promotion Agency (RAPA) has agreed to support a pre-summit workshop during the Asia Media Summit (AMS) in Kathmandu, Nepal next year. This was announced during the meeting held between the officials of RAPA and AIBD in Seoul, Korea on 24th October, 2019. The Secretary General of the Association, Mr. Choi Sang Kyoo, said they would be happy to be a part of the AMS.
Thanking the RAPA officials the AIBD Director, Ms Philomena Gnanapragasam, said the workshop will greatly benefit the members. “When it comes to technology advancements, most of our member organisations look towards Korea. Such a partnership is relevant and timely,” she added.
On the AIBD/MSIT/RAPA project ‘Support the Improvement of the Broadcasting Environment’ the Secretary General apologised that the 2020 project will not take place due to limited budget from the government. However, he promised that they would consider more than one country for the 2021 project. The Director said that the project is a good initiative. “It was announced during our General Conference and most of our member countries are looking forward to receive the support,” she said, adding that the technological know-how of Korea will greatly help AIBD members, which are mostly public service broadcasters.
The meeting also saw discussions on future partnerships between the two organisations.
The RAPA is an agency working closely with the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) of the Republic of Korea. They promote commercialization and dissemination of new technologies using radio wave among others.