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Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
6) Discuss the objectives, composition and significance of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).(250 words)
Why this question:
The article captures the details of the 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness that was held recently in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu Media Action Plan for Media Integration in Climate Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was adopted at summit.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must explain the importance of ABU, its objectives, composition and significance.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Introduce with recent event related to ABU – the 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness .
- Discuss in detail – about the ABU : It is a non-profit, non-governmental, non- political, professional association of broadcasting organizations, which assist development of broadcasting in region.
- It was established in 1964, and has Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With over 272 member in 76 countries on four continents, ABU is biggest broadcasting union in the world.
- ABU is also member of the World Broadcasters’ Union.
Conclude with importance of such institutions.