Anurag Thakur inaugurates 47th Annual Gathering of AIBD
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on 20 September inaugurated the 47th Annual Gathering and 20th Meeting of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in New Delhi.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The Union Minister of State (I&B) for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L. Murugan, Secretary, I&B Apoorva Chandra and Director, AIBD Philomena Gyanpragasam were also present on the occasion.
The theme of the event was ‘Building a stronger future for broadcasting in the post pandemic era’.
Speaking on the occasion, Thakur said that the biggest threat to the mainstream media is not from the new age digital platforms but from the mainstream media channels.
He said that genuine journalism provides a platform to know the facts, present the truth and give a platform to all the parties to express their views.
Award for 2021 and 2022 :
During the event, Union Minister Anurag Thakur presided over the award distribution for 2021 and 2022.
The Appreciation Award for 2021 was given to Radio Television Brunei.
The Appreciation Award for 2022 was shared by the Ministry of Economy, Civil Services, Communications, Housing and Community Development, Republic of Fiji and the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 was conferred to Khieu Khanharith, Minister of Information and Communication, Cambodia.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 was given to Mayank Agarwal, CEO, PB and President, AIBD.
About AIBD :
AIBD was established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO.
It is a regional inter-governmental organisation servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.
It is hosted by the Malaysia Government and its secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur.
AIBD currently has 26 full member countries.
India has hosted the Governing Council Meetings (GC) in the years 1978, 1985, 2003.
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