New President of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union


NHK Executive VP Satoru Masagaki has been elected as the new president of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).

Masagaki’s term runs until the end of 2024.

The announcement was made during this year’s General Assembly, which is held under the theme “Media Reset: Serving the People, Planet and Peace.” Discussions are being held online to explore the new missions of media organizations, sharing experiences of members to solve the challenges that the world will confront in the post-Covid era.

Masagaki commented: “Over the last decade, with expanded digitalization and use of the internet, the broadcast industry was forced to confront major upheavals. When we move into the post-Covid era, I promise to listen to the voices of all members, encourage more cooperation and build the value of the Union. In doing so, I hope that the ABU will once again find itself back on a solid footing and moving full speed ahead. And to help our members remain competitive in this digital age and continue making contributions to society, I will do my utmost to make the Union a useful place to exchange knowledge and wisdom.”