NEW DELHI: Doordarshan Director General Supriya Sahu has been elected as the new vice-president of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. The election was held during the 53rd annual Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly hosted by the Indonesian public broadcaster RRI,
The meet concluded in Bali on 25 October 2016. The theme of this year’s general assembly was “Media for the Future” focussing on the steps required by the media to meet new and emerging challenges, as well as new concepts and ideas.
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) president and CEO Ko Dae-young was elected as the new president. Sahu joins the other two vice-presidents of ABU, NHK-Japan executive vice-president Hikaru Doumoto, and TRT- Turkey director general Senol Goka.
Both, the new president and the vice-presidents, start their term with immediate effect and will continue their service to the ABU for the next three years from January 2017.
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union formed in 1964 is a non-profit, professional association of broadcasting organisations. It currently has over 280 members in 69 countries and regions, reaching a potential audience of about three billion people.