World Radio Day Feb 13, 2024

Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as a UN International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD). World Radio Day’s theme in 2024 shines a broad floodlight on Radio’s remarkable past, relevant present and promise of a dynamic future.

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Investigative Journalism and the Right to Report – A World Press Freedom Day Webinar

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), with support from the EBU and UN, hosted a one-hour webinar on 3 May, 2023 to endorse World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). Under the theme ‘Shaping a Future of Rights - Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights’ they will bring together international speakers to emphasize the value of investigative journalism. You can view the webinar video here with the passcode: PwQ.n55# This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the WPFD and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And yet, the world ...

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Statement of the WBU to SCCR 43 on the proposed WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), representing broadcasting organizations from all regions of the world, have released a statement to be presented to the 43rd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) at WIPO. The SCCR will be held March 13-17, 2023. Read the full statement.

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WBU Monitors Treatment of Media in Sri Lanka

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) continues to closely monitor the Sri Lankan government’s response to attacks on journalists and attempts to intimidate media organizations. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has formally acknowledged an unjustified assault on media personnel by police and security personnel on ​July 9th, ​2022. It has confirmed that the journalists posed no threat to police and that the assault represented a gross violation of the rights of a free media. The media company which employs those journalists, MTV Channel (Private) ...

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WBU-Technical Committee Highlights Need to Maintain Resilient Mix of Media Distribution Infrastructures for Times of Crisis

The World Broadcasting Unions’ Technical Committee (WBU-TC) calls upon both regulators and public service broadcasters/media to ensure multiple media distribution infrastructures are maintained. This is to ensure service continuity and maximized reach in times of crisis. Read the full statement.

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