The 53rd Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly has pledged to devote substantial and increased radio and television airtime to celebrate and embrace all forms of multi-culturalism and diversity.

After meeting in Bali, it adopted a declaration committing to make an effort to work alongside other stakeholders to produce research driven programming.

It urged member states to avoid negative stereotyping and unrealistic portrayal of society and negative images of minorities.

The ABU members recognized their role as broadcasters to improve lives of people throughout the region with knowledge and information.

Meanwhile, speaking at the Conference, Pakistan's Secretary Information and Broadcasting Saba Mohsin Raza emphasized on collective efforts to enhance the capacity of broadcasters among the member countries to face the challenges.

She said Pakistan was the country which experienced several severe disasters and our broadcasters extended remarkable services to help affected people.

Secretary Information said Pakistan is ready to share sound experience of its broadcasters with other member countries.

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