The 9th AMS organised by the AIBD, started in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) is the host of the annual two day gathering of hundreds of broadcast industry leaders from the Asia-Pacific region.
Some of the participants started to arrive on 25 May to attend the seminars and workshops preceding the Summit.
In his message to the AMS participants, Mr. Thepchai Yong, Managing Director, Thai PBS, expressed his company’s honor for hosting the event and helping continue the tradition of knowledge sharing and networking in the Summit initiated by AIBD in 2004.
He said that the AMS 2012 will have added significance, as it will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Bangkok Declaration, which was issued at the 1st Conference of the Ministers of Information and Broadcasting in Asia Pacific held in Bangkok in May 2003.
During the first day of the Summit there were five discussion sessions with topics ranging from Media Development and Conflict to Building Sustainable ‘Small’ Radio and TV Stations and presentation of the World Television Awards 2012
The documentary ‘Dharma – where does happiness lie?’ , KBS, Korea, won the big prize in the category ‘Humanity’ and the documentary ‘Ozone – the human factor’ , HUM TV, Pakistan, won the big prize in the ‘Science – Environment’ category.
(Source : Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)