The 44th ABU General Assembly is being hosted by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.
The group meets in Tehran this weekend at an IRIB conference center. ABU officials say they’ll be approving a strategic plan for now through 2013. Several initiatives are intended to help members to exploit new content delivery opportunities. The agenda also includes discussion of Emergency Warning Broadcasting Systems in the region.
ABU is a non-profit association that tries to help spur development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region. Members include state and private broadcasters as well as suppliers.
A seminar for broadcasters in developing countries is part of the events, titled “Bridging the Digital Divide — The Public Service Broadcasting Perspective.” Other topics include “staying relevant as broadcasters in the age of convergence” and “is there a role for media diplomacy in conflict and post-conflict resolution in the Asia-Pacific region?”
Speakers include officials from RTHK-Hong Kong; the European Broadcasting Union; GlobeCast; KBS-Korea; RRI-Indonesia; University of Tehran; and TBS-Japan.
Some 300 delegates are registered. Their agenda includes a trip to the historic city of Isfahan in central Iran.