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2017 AVN Coordinators Meeting – Male, Maldives

2017 AVN Coordinators Meeting (14th-16h March) was held in Male, Maldives – hosted by Public Service Media (PSM). 33 delegates from 32 countries attended the 3 days long meeting including representative from European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Arab State Broadcasting Union (ASBU).

The meeting was officiated with opening remark by Deputy Managing Director of PSM, Ms. Aminath Shayan Shaheed. Ms. Aminath Shayan warmly welcomed all the delegates to Maldives. 

The first session opened with AVN Activity Report. The Director of AVN News, Mr. Chae il thanked PSM for hosting the meeting for 2017 and the members for their participation. Mr. Chae also presented information on the current affairs as well as future plans of expanding training and increasing the number of news items exchanged. The Project Officer, Ms Joanne shared the statistics on news exchange for the past 6 months. This was followed by Ms Nisha, the AVN News Coordinator on content management and issues relating with daily AVN operation.

The meeting proceeded with a presentation by Mr. Kim Juong Ho from KBS Media. Mr. Kim introduced the prototype of the new AVN platform.

Next, Fiji TV (Fiji) introduced themselves as the newest member, followed by MRTV (Myanmar) as potential member.

After the lunch break was the partner’s session which included presentations by sister unions EBU and ASBU.

During the Member’s sharing session, PSM Maldives, CCTV China, TVB Hong Kong, EMTV Papua New Guinea, RTB Brunei and RTM Malaysia gave presentations on how each member utilize AVN News exchange contents.

After the members sharing session, meeting was opened for questions and answering session. A lot of questions and suggestions were given by the participants. A fruitful discussion took place involving everyone to see in detail on how to improve AVN overall.

Second day of the meeting was dedicated for a workshop led by Mr.Ahmed Afruh Rasheed. The workshop highlighted on several aspects such as using social media analytics to understand audience analysis, modern script writing techniques, sharing knowledge on how different members use content from AVN. The 1-day workshop involved fruitful discussions among the members and created a better understanding of each other.

The 3rd day was dedicated for an excursion organized by PSM, which provided an excellent opportunity to promote team building and getting to know each other better. 

(Courtesy of PSM- Maldives)