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General Assembly

 This is ASBU’s supreme authority, whose prerogatives extend to all areas likely to help meet the Union’s objectives. It is made up of all active, participating and associate ASBU members and holds ordinary sessions once a year.
Executive Council
 The role of the Executive Council is to assume all the prerogatives befalling to the General Assembly in the period in between two ordinary G. A. Sessions and to initiate, accordingly, all necessary measures thereon, with the exception of those attributions and special concerns the General Assembly maintains under its own control.

The General Assembly mandates the Executive Council for two years, which can be renewed only once. It is composed as follows:

• 12 members, representing the active members and chosen in respect to alphabetical order, according to the rule of half renewal, in conformity with the terms defined by the General Assembly.

• One third of ASBU’s participating members, provided that number is between a minimum of two and a maximum of six, in conformity with the terms defined by the General Assembly.

 The Council’s membership for the period 2019 - 2020 includes the following:

1. Jordan
2. Bahrain
3. Tunisia
4. Algeria
5. Saudi Arabia
6. Sudan
7. Oman
8. Palestine
9. Kuwait
10. Lebanon
11. Egypt
12. Morocco

13.  MBC, as Participating member

Council President and Vice-Presidents for the years 2019-2020:

ASBU President: Mr. Mohamed Abdul Mohsen Alawah, Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information for Media Planning and Development.

 ASBU first Vice President: Mr. Saad Mohamed Al-Jariss, Counselor to the Executive President, Saudi Radio and Television Corporation.


ASBU second Vice President: Mr. Hussein Zain, President of the Egyptian National Corporation for Information.



The Executive Council meets at least twice a year to examine the ASBU Standing Committees' reports as well as the reports of other permanent bodies and what other item(s) is/are on its agenda.