Portuguese TDM director elected ABU chairman

João Francisco Pinto, Portuguese News and Programme Controller of local broadcaster TDM, was elected as chairman of the ABU (Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union) News Group which held a three-day meeting in Istanbul, Turkey last week. He was unanimously elected by the Asiavision members who participated in the meeting. Kenji Kohno of NHK-Japan
and Lee Jae-kang of KBS-Korea were elected News Group vice-chairs.
Pinto will serve a three-year term and be responsible for managing a news exchange platform comprising 30 Asian broadcasters broadcasting from the Middle East to the Pacific Islands.