Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur inaugurated the 47th Annual Gathering and 20th Meeting of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) from 19th September 2022 to 21st September 2022 in New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Dr L Murugan, Secretary, I&B Shri Apurva Chandra and Director, AIBD Ms Philomena Gnanapragasam were also present during the inauguration.
- the theme of the event was ‘Building a stronger future for broadcasting in the post pandemic era’.
- Union Minister Anurag Thakur also presided over the award presentation for 2021 and 2022 during the event.
- The Appreciation Award for 2021 was conferred on Radio Television Brunei.
- The Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 was presented to Mr Khieu Khanharith, Minister of Information and Communication, Cambodia.
- The Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 was honoured to Shri Mayank Agarwal, CEO, PB and President, AIBD.
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
- The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) was founded in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO.
- AIBD is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation, aimed at servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.
- Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) is hosted by the Government of Malaysia and the secretariat is situated in Kuala Lumpur.
Governing Council Meetings (GC)
- India hosted the Governing Council Meetings (GC) in 1978, 1985, and 2003 and has been honoured again to host the 47th Annual Gathering/ 20th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings 2022 in India from 19-21 September 2022 in New Delhi.
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