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ABU General Assembly Meets in Macao

Special sessions include disaster preparedness and women in media workshops

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union says it will host a two-day workshop Oct. 21–22 on “Saving Lives: Preparing for Disasters” during its General Assembly, which takes place Oct. 21–28 in Macao.

According to the organizers, this workshop will be part of the “Continuing Conversations on Communications for Disaster Preparedness” in the Asia-Pacific Region. It will provide a platform for media and representatives of national meteorological offices disaster management agencies to exchange experiences and showcase best practices. A focus will be the media’s responsibilities before, during, after and between disasters, as well as establishing efficient communication for risk reduction.

Another forum of interest slated to take place during the General Assembly is “ABU@50 Turning the Tide.”

This gathering features the ABU “Gender Mainstreaming Project” and the “Women with the Wave Series initiative,” and, says the ABU, aims to encourage diversity and inclusion in the media across the region through conversations, case studies and resources. It will be held Oct. 25 at the Conrad Macao in Cotai Central.