India has been elected president of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) General Conference (GC) for the third successive term.
GS II: International Relations
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
- Establishment: AIBD was established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
- Membership: AIBD currently boasts 92 member organizations representing 44 countries. Among these, there are 26 government members (countries) represented by 48 broadcasting authorities and broadcasters. Additionally, there are 44 affiliates (organizations) represented by 28 countries and regions across Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa, Arab States, and North America.
- Founding Member: India is one of the founding members of the AIBD. The representative body of India at AIBD is Prasar Bharati.
Role of Prasar Bharati:
- Prasar Bharati is India’s Public Service Broadcaster.
- Establishment: It is a statutory autonomous body established in 1997 under the Prasar Bharati Act.
- Objective: Prasar Bharati’s primary mission is to conduct public broadcasting services aimed at informing and entertaining the public.
- Components: Prasar Bharati comprises the Doordarshan Television Network and All India Radio, which were formerly media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- Headquarters: Prasar Bharati’s headquarters is located in New Delhi.
-Source: The Hindu