India elected president of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broa dcasting Development

Highlights:

  • India has been 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 yesterday.
  • Director General of All India Radio F. Sheheryar was re-elected as chair of the executive board while Sri Lanka was elected as vice-chair. 
  • Broadcasters from 26 countries in the region including India are full members of the organization.
  • AIBD was established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO.
  • It is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation and is mandated to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in the Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development.
  • The three-day gathering was inaugurated by Sri Lankan Minister of Finance and mass media Mangala Samarweera.