India was on August 3, 2018 elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for a period of two years.
India got elected against Iran during voting which took place at the 44th annual gathering of AIBD in Colombo. The three-day gathering was inaugurated by Sri Lankan Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samarweera.
On the same occasion, Director General of All India Radio, F. Sheheryar was re-elected as Chair of the Executive Board of the AIBD, while Sri Lanka was elected as Vice-chair.
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
• The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) is a regional inter-governmental organisation established in 1977 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
• The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a founding organisation of the institute and is a non-voting member of the general conference.
• The institute serves countries of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.
• It is mandated to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in the Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development.
• It currently has 26 member countries, represented by 34 organisations, and 67 affiliate member organisations with a total membership of 101, representing 48 countries and regions and over 50 partners.
• It is hosted by Malaysia and its secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur.
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