About the WBU

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) is the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks across the globe.

It was established in 1992 as a coordinating body at the international broadcasting level. Since then, the WBU has provided global solutions on key issues for its member unions. The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) acts as secretariat for the WBU.

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The broadcasting unions who belong to the WBU are the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the International Association of Broadcasting (IAB/AIR), the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the Organizacion de Telecomunicaciones Iberoamericanas (OTI).


The WBU currently has four working committees:

WBU Staff

The WBU Secretariat is managed by the Director-General, who is responsible for carrying out the association's strategy as approved by the Board of Directors and ensuring WBU objectives are achieved. The Director-General is supported by the WBU Secretariat staff.

Michael McEwen

Director-General

Anh Ngo

Director, Administration

Jenn Hadfield

Senior Coordinator, Committees

Ashley Lloyd Spanton

Executive Assistant

Jason Paris

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