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About ABU

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is the biggest broadcasting union in the world. Established in 1964 as a non-profit, non-governmental, non- political association.


ABU Members

Membership is open to national broadcasters and national broadcasting organisations. There are only two Full members in each country so that there is a balance of voting rights across the region.


The Administrative Council

The ABU’s “board of directors” is called the Administrative Council. It consists of 17 of its Full and Additional Full members, elected for a three year term.



Currently, the ABU has 272 members in 76 countries across four continents and is a member of the World Broadcasters’ Union

The Union was established in 1964 as a non-profit, non-governmental, non- political, professional association with a mandate to assist the development of broadcasting in the region. ABU promotes the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters as well as key industry players and facilitate regional and international media co-operation. In the last decade, the Union has become a global player in using media for social development and nation-building.