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India elected as president of Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

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India has been elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for a period of two years.

India got elected against Iran during voting which took place at the 44th annual gathering of AIBD in Colombo yesterday.

Director General of All India Radio F. Sheheryar was re-elected as chair of the executive board while Sri Lanka was elected as vice-chair. Broadcasters from 26 countries in the region including India are full members of the organization.

AIBD, established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO, is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation and is mandated to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in the Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development.

The three-day gathering was inaugurated by Sri Lankan Minister of Finance and mass media Mangala Samarweera.

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