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ABU Membership

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.

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ABU Members

The ABU has 272 members in 76 countries across four continents and is a member of the World Broadcasting Union. It was established in 1964 as a non-profit, non-governmental, non- political, professional association.

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Membership Types

Membership is open to national broadcasters and national broadcasting organisations.

Full Membership

Free-to-air broadcasting organisations in independent countries in the ABU region may apply for Full, Additional Full or Associate membership, provided that (a) they provide broadcasting services of a national character or national importance

Additional Full Membership

Free-to-air broadcasting organisations in independent or non-independent areas (such as Special Administrative Regions) in the ABU region may apply for Additional Full or Associate membership, provided they fulfill the conditions (a) and (b) above.

Associate Membership

There are six sub-categories which allow free-to-air broadcasters, subscription broadcasters & broadcasting associations to qualify for Associate membership. They enjoy the same rights of membership as Full & Additional Full members

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate membership is offered to organisations who do not qualify for Full, Additional Full or Associate membership. These include non-broadcasters, regulators, satellite operators, related industry service providers and other corporate bodies.

Institutional membership

This category of membership may be offered to international organisations, usually on the basis of reciprocal membership being offered to the ABU. Institutional membership is granted through the invitation of the ABU's Administrative Council.

Admission & Fees

Organisations that meet the specified criteria may submit membership applications on a form available from the ABU Secretariat, or download a copy. Completed applications should be sent to the President of the ABU through the Secretariat.

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Currently, the ABU has 272 members in 76 countries across four continents and is a member of the World Broadcasting 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.