WBU Statement on the Assassination of Al Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The WBU is profoundly shocked, saddened and extremely concerned about the assassination of Al Jazeera TV Correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh. Her colleague Ali Al-Samoudi was shot and wounded and is now in stable condition in hospital. Abu Akleh and Al-Samoudi were clearly identified as PRESS and were standing with other journalists covering Israeli army raids in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, when shooting broke out. Read the full statement.

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Updated WBU Cybersecurity Recommendations for Media Vendors’ System, Software and Services

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) updated the cybersecurity recommendations which reflect the performance aspirations of both organizations in media vendors’ systems, software and services.. These recommendations can be used as an attachment to any equipment or service RFP, RFI, or RFQ to help potential buyers ascertain the cyber maturity of the product and supplier. Our thanks to NABA members Grass Valley, Imagine Communications and Ross Video for leading part of NABA’s negotiating team and in working with Lucille Verbaere and her Cybersecurity team at the EBU ...

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WBU Statement on Ukraine and Freedom of the Press

As the situation between Russia and Ukraine escalates, access to trusted, factual, and impartial information is more critical than ever. All media broadcasters and the World Broadcasting Unions’ members are focused on doing our job for the public in difficult circumstances and we will not hesitate to condemn any infringements or violations of press freedom. It is vital for journalists to be allowed to continue to operate both freely and safely, and report without hindrance. Supporting media freedom must be prioritized, not despite these challenging circumstances, ...

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The WBU Supports Call to Action on a Common Global Emergency Protocol

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) strongly endorses the “Call to Action on Emergency Alerting”, which supports the implementation of the international standard alerting format Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). Broadcasters play an essential role in communicating the key facts of an emergency, mindful that everyone in harm’s way must understand what is happening and what actions to take. This is why broadcasters embrace the CAP standard. Read the full statement here.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR T4P MEDIA AWARDS

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)/UNESCO competition Together for Peace (T4P Media Awards). This is a great initiative that focuses on People, the Planet and Positive Peace. You are encouraged to enter programmes/series in the Radio, TV and Digital content categories. The competition is global, and it will benefit from quality programmes. The deadline for submission has been extended to September 5, 2021. ABU and UNESCO Bangkok Office launched T4P Media Awards to highlight and promote the crucial role of ...

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