India Re-elected as President of AIBD General Conference

  • 07 Oct 2023

On 6th October, 2023, India achieved the rare feat of being elected as the president of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) General Conference (GC) for the third consecutive time, as announced by the government on Friday.

Key Points

  • Historic Achievement: The Secretary of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry highlighted the historic significance of India's third successive presidency in the AIBD General Conference.
  • This remarkable achievement reflects the trust and confidence placed in India by broadcasting organizations across the Asia-Pacific region and the world.
  • AIBD Overview: Established in 1977 under UNESCO's auspices, AIBD boasts a membership of 92 organizations from 44 countries.
  • Its members include 26 government entities represented by 48 broadcasting authorities and broadcasters, as well as 44 affiliated organizations represented by 28 countries and regions across Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Arab States, and North America.
  • India, a founding member of AIBD, is represented by Prasar Bharati, the country's public service broadcaster, as the representative body of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, at AIBD.
  • Conference Details: Held from October 2 to 4 in Port Louis, Mauritius, the conference's mandate is to foster a vibrant and harmonious electronic media landscape in the Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development.