In December, 2020, the final day of the ABU’s 57th General Assembly, a top-level ensemble of broadcasting industry leaders gathered online for an insightful question and answer panel session that showed a sense of hope in serving the public as public media broadcasters.
The ABU Super Panel Discussion was held under the topic “Not Business As Usual: Broadcasting In Extraordinary Circumstances”, with Dr. Javad, the ABU Secretary-General as the moderator. Joining in the first session were panelists including Mr. David Anderson, ABC Australia Managing Director; Mr. Iman Brotoseno, TVRI Indonesia President Director; and Mr. Satoru Masagaki, NHK Japan Executive Vice-President.
The second session panelists include; ABU President Mr. Ibrahim Eren, TRT Turkey Chairman & Director General; Mr. Shashi Shekhar Vempati, ABU Vice-President, CEO of Prasar Bharati India; Mr. Marcello Foa, RAI Italy President; and Mr. Yang Fuqing, Deputy Controller of CGTN China’s English Channel. Other eminent individuals from the broadcast industry sent their comments and input via video messages posing highly relevant questions.
The final sessions ended with an optimistic note of strengthened solidarity and hope as we public broadcasters approach the year 2021.