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General Assembly registration tops 400

Friday 30 Sep 2011
More than 400 people from 42 countries have registered for the ABU General Assembly and associated meetings, which will take place in New Delhi on 2-8 November.

India’s national broadcasting corporation, Prasar Bharati – which oversees the national broadcasters, Doordarshan and All India Radio – will host the meetings, which will look at a wide range of issues.

It’s the first time the annual meetings are being held in India since 1990.

Apart from the General Assembly on 7-8 November, the meetings include the Technical and Programme Committee meetings, the Sports Group meeting, the Administrative Council meeting and the ABU/FES Seminar for developing countries.

Among the key topics for discussion are how broadcasters are gearing up for new TV and radio services, the lessons learned from the coverage of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami on 11 March, and the role of media in national development.

A highlight of the General Assembly will be the Special Topic Session on the second day, which will look at “Media Development and Media for Development”.

The presentation of the annual ABU Prizes will take place at a gala night on 7 November, hosted by Prasar Bharati.