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GA 2015: ABU 2015 General Assembly opened in Istanbul

The 2015 General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union kicked off this morning at the Cemal Reşit Rey Konser Salonu
close to Hilton Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul. Some 500 delegates are attending the General Assembly and its Associated Meetings.

In his opening remarks, the Director General of Turkish Radio and Television Corporation – TRT, Mr Şenol GÖKA said that it is an immense pleasure for his organisation to host the one-week long event. He added that he is very proud of the remarkable achievement of the ABU.

The ABU President, Mr Cho Dae-hyun said that ABU’s activities are meant for the future generation of the Asia-Pacific region. He underlined that the Union is coming with new and innovative projects to enable members to face the digital challenges.

“It is our function to serve them on all platforms,” the ABU Secretary-General Dr Javad Mottaghi stated and he added that ‘we are here, to talk and exchange views and focus on commonalities and what unites us.”

All those attending the opening ceremony were impressed by the spectacular performance of the TRT Choir.

During the plenary session, the General Assembly approved the reports presented by all the departments of the ABU – Programme, Technical, Sports, News, Copyright and Finance. The ABU President also launched the ABU Music Exchange – a new activity where members can upload and down rights free music.