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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

Global Task Force for Public Media

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the role of public media has never been so important. The Global Task Force for public media have issued their first statement recognizing the essential service of public broadcasters during the pandemic: "The year 2020 will be forever etched in our minds. No matter where we live, we share common experiences of fear, grief and the suffering that comes with uncertainty. And yet in this time of crisis, we are seeing communities come together as never before. We are discovering an even deeper respect for our health workers and other first responders, as well as for the many unsung heroes who are putting the ...

Mr. Lawrence ATIASE, former Chief Executive Officer of the AUB

The President of the African Union of Broadcasting, Mrs. Keitirele Mathapi, regrets to announce the passing of Mr. Lawrence ATIASE, former Chief Executive Officer of the AUB which occurred on the 8th of April 2020 in Dakar, Senegal after a short-term illness. On this sad occasion, the President, the Management, the AUB Staff and all the communicators of Africa address to the family their heartfelt condolences. To pay tribute, please visit: https://www.uar-aub.org/hommages-a-mr-atiase On behalf of the World Broadcasting Unions and the North America Broadcasters Association, Head of Secretariat Michael McEwen had the following to say: Lawrence ...