24 May, 2024
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ABC hosts 2024 Pacific Media Partnership Conference in Brisbane


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Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Secretary General Ahmed Nadeem and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Managing Director David Anderson have hosted more than 150 media leaders and practitioners from the Pacific and Australia at the 2024 Pacific Media Partnership Conference. 

Participants in the two-day conference, held on 29 and 30 April at ABC Brisbane’s Southbank offices, attended workshops, presentations and discussions exploring media freedom, digital transformation, disinformation, the future of news and gender equality in reporting.  

ABC Managing Director David Anderson said: “The ABC has been delighted to welcome to Brisbane media professionals from across the Pacific and Australia for this important gathering, which reaffirms the ABC’s commitment to our Pacific media partners and our region’s multilateral media infrastructure. ABC Brisbane is a fitting location for the conference given its recent emergence as a hub for the ABC’s Pacific content makers.” 

ABU Secretary General Ahmed Nadeem said: “I would like to thank the ABC for hosting this meeting of the ABU’s Pacific members and partners. In a rapidly changing media landscape, it’s important all broadcasters – large and small – have the opportunity to learn about the latest industry developments, enhance skills and share experiences from within the region and beyond. The ABC plays a very important role supporting its fellow members and we value its contribution to ABU activities such as the Pacific Media Partnership Meeting.” 


The conference follows a high-level summit of Pacific Media Leaders held in Sydney in February 2024, also hosted by Mr. Anderson and the ABC. 


The ABU, broadcasters in attendance and Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (NZ) have issued a communique at the end of the two-day conference, attached to this Media Release. 


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About the ABU 

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union is a professional association of media organisations and industry partners. It was founded in 1964 and the ABC was a founding member. Today the ABU has 240 members from Kiribati to Turkiye. Its primary role is to support media development and its core activities are training and capacity building, advocacy, and information and content exchanges, including the Asiavision video news exchange. The ABU is based in Kuala Lumpur. More information is available at www.abu.org.my. 


About ABC International Services 

Since 1939, the ABC has been broadcasting to audiences overseas. The International division reaches an estimated 14,224,065 unique monthly overseas audiences through owned and operated platforms including ABC Australia, ABC Radio Australia and ABC websites and apps including ABC Pacific and ABC Asia. The ABC’s international audiences come from all corners of the globe. ABC Australia, the ABC’s international television service available in 37 markets throughout Asia and the Pacific, has a monthly viewership of at least 3,905,050. ABC Radio Australia, the ABC’s international radio service available via FM in the Pacific and Timor Leste, has a monthly listenership of at least 321,225. Outside Australia, ABC websites and apps have an average global monthly usership of 9,997,790 which includes approximately 7,505,085 users across the Americas, Europe and Africa and 1,865,655 users in Asia. *Figures based on the ABC 2022-23 Annual Report 

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