52nd ABU General Assembly & Associated Meetings, Istanbul, Turkey

Event attended by WorldDAB

Date: 24th - 31st October 2015

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Types: Conference

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Serving Audiences: Empowering the Asia-Pacific


In 2015 ABU opened a new chapter in its 50 years of history. Last year, we could afford to look back and reflect on our values and achievements. This year we look forward and plan the future of the Union.  As broadcasters, we know we can always do things better. This General Assembly is our chance to come together to achieve our goals through our activities.  We exist to serve the audiences of the most dynamic region in the world with the fastest emerging economies and growing populations . As the largest broadcasting union we serve through our 274 members in 67 countries, 60 percent of the world’s population.

The listening and viewing habits of Asia are changing all the time. The young has different demands on the media from the old, the poor has different needs from the rich, women, people with disabilities and who are disadvantaged must be given equal opportunities - whole communities have to be protected from natural disasters. 

The list is endless but the way forward lies in empowering the audiences of Asia–Pacific with Education, Education, and Education! It can only be achieved on a grand scale through the media using the advantages of digitalisation. 

Our aim this year is nothing less than to begin our journey to empower more than half of the world.


Registration deadline: 1 September 2015