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2018 Belt & Road Media Community/ B&RMC forum concludes in Xi’an

Over 300 international media professionals attended the summit, whose theme was New Era, New Achievements, New Breakthroughs, to discuss major plans for future cooperation and development. The Summit was guided by the State Administration of Radio and Television; hosted for the first time by China Media Group; organized by CITVC(China International Television Corporation) and CHNPEC(China Radio, Film and Television Programs Exchange Center), and co-organized by the Xi’an Broadcasting Station.

Over 10 cooperation achievements and new projects were unveiled, covering 6 major categories: the addition of new members, program co-production, local channels and time slots, program simulcasting, news and information cooperation, and “Golden Ribbon” multinational cooperation.

B & RMC development and advancement over the past few years includes extensive and practical communication; cooperation for international co-production; the creation of the short documentary Golden Ribbon competition; television program simulcasting; cooperative operation of channels or time slots; program trading and information resource sharing.

15 finalists from China, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Thailand competed for the top 5 of short documentary Golden Ribbon Competition, judged by 11 prominent jurors of media personnel from CINEDIGM New York, NATPE Los Angeles, iQiyi China, AEG Los Angeles, University of China, ORF Austria, CITVC China, CCTV Doc. Int. Media and ABU. 3 of ABU members were among top 5 in the Competition, which was held in the evening of 10 September.They are VTV-Vietnam, ASTRO-Malaysia and THAIPBS-Thailand.

Winners received a trophy and certificate each.

ASTRO was represented by their vendor, Happy Campers, and ABU Director of Programming, Mr Koichi Okumura received two other awards on behalf of VTV and THAIPBS.