19 results for author: Ashley Spanton

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

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 ...