10 results for author: Ashley Spanton

NABA/WBU Members Partner with TNI to Combat Spread of Harmful Vaccine Disinformation and announce Major Research Project

NABA and WBU members partner with Trusted News Initiative (TNI) to alert each other to disinformation which poses an immediate threat to life so content can be reviewed promptly by platforms, whilst publishers ensure they don’t unwittingly republish dangerous falsehoods. The TNI is already working together to tackle to spread of harmful coronavirus disinformation and previously has had success running a rapid alert system during the UK 2019 General Election, Myanmar and Taiwan 2020 General Elections and the US Presidential Election. The partners currently within the TNI are: AP, AFP; BBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), ...

WBU Cybersecurity Recommendations on Broadcasters’ Use of Cloud-based Services

The use of cloud-based services by broadcasters is now ubiquitous across the industry. Use cases can range from traditional internal virtual facilities to the use of third-party public services, for the delivery of all broadcast applications, such as content hosting, virtualized production, delivery over IP, etc. Cloud capacity can be commissioned within minutes, making broadcasters more agile and more able to deploy additional functionality in response to market needs. Like any other third-party service employed, broadcasters need to be fully cognizant of the cybersecurity implications of employing this capacity. Read the full paper here.

WBU Statement Calling for Commitment to Media Freedom and Independence in Times of Crisis

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) urgently calls for guaranteed commitments on protecting media independence and safeguarding freedom of expression during global crises. Read the full statement here.

WBU Statement of Support for ABS-CBN

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) stands with ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest television broadcaster after the Philippine House of Representatives vote to shut down permanently its free television and radio services. Read the full statement here.

Statement of Commitment by WBU – Implementation of the Global Media for DRR Project

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) welcome and accept the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) invitation to implement the Global Media for Disaster Risk Reduction (GMDRR) project. We view this partnership as a step in the right direction of putting media at the heart of climate change adaptation, building resilience, and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) worldwide. Read Full Statement Here