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    The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) held its annual meetings in Libreville Gabon's Imperial Hotel, from 19 to 22nd September 2017. I- Meeting of the Administrative Legal and Financial Commission   19th September 2017 The following points topped the agenda:    Election of the Bureau Adoption of the draft agenda Revising draft text of the Union Staffs regulations Financial regulations Manual of procedures Statutes Other matters Date and venue of the next commission meeting II-  Programme Commission Meeting   20 September 2017, Libreville- Gabon The following points topped the agenda:  Election of the Bureau Adoption ...
A bill on the Rebroadcast rights of sporting events, AUB’s mega Music production and African contents in the african public service media were at the center of discussions. AUB's CEO during the audience with the Ivorian Minister of Communication (Right). A Delegation of Directors-General of Radio and Tv, Member Organizations of the African Union of Broadcasting, headed by Mr. Grégoire Ndjaka, AUB’s Chief Executive Officer, visited the Minister of Communication, Digital Economy and Posts, Spokesman of the Ivorian Government, on Wednesday, 5th July 2017. The meeting with Minister Bruno Koné was conducted along side ...
At the kind invitation of the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) and the Government of Rwanda, the African Union of Broadcasting's 11th Ordinary Session of the General Assembly will take place at the Kigali Convention Centre from 12 to 16 March 2018, under the effective presidency of His Excellency Paul KAGAME, President of the Republic of Rwanda and Head of State. Program of activities 12-13 March Forum on "The process of switching from analogue to digital on-going throughout the continent". 15 and 16 March: AUB’s General Assembly under the theme: "Audiovisual  Media and the question of Migration in Africa" The Rwanda ...
From 12 to 13 December 2017, the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) organized, in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), at Good Rade Hotel in Dakar, its first-ever training seminar on copyright in the financing of television in Africa. Participants came from about twenty francophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. These included legal and commercial managers working in public television channels. According to AUB’s Directorate General, this training aims at giving participants the means to better equip themselves on the issues of copyright and the fight against piracy.  
The African Union of Broadcasting’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Grégoire NDJAKA led an important delegation to the 54th General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), which was held from October 30th to November 4th 2017, in Chengdu, China on the theme:" Media in times of uncertainty". AUB's CEO (Center) during the super panel at the ABU's 54th General Assembly, China The delegation consisted of Mrs. Evelyne T. FAYE, Head of AUB’s Marketing and Communication Department, Mr. George LOMOTEY, Head of Radio Station at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and Mr. Hezron NGOZA, employee of ...
Director General of Algeria Broadcasting (TDA), he was re-elected during the African Union of broadcasting’s last conclave held on 05-06 July 2017, in Abidjan. Dr Chawki Sahnine, Director General of Algeria Broadcasting (TDA) is the new chairman of the AUB’s Technology and Training Commission. He was re-elected on 6 July 2017 during the meeting of the Technology and Training Commission in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Senegalese-born Alioune Badara Ndoye who works with the Senegalese Radio and Television (RTS) was elected Vice-President while the post of Rapporteur was grabbed by Joel Thuto of DBS (Botswana). Before his ...
Director General of the Ivorian National Radio and TV dubbed “Radio Télévision Ivoirienne” (RTI), he was promoted during AUB’s annual conclave held on 05 and 06 July 2017, in Abidjan. The Marketing, Sales and Communication Commission of the African Union of the Broadcasting (AUB) has a new president. His name is Ahmadou Bakayoko, also known as Director General of “Radio Télévision Ivoirienne”(RTI). He was elected during AUB’s last annual conclave organized on 05 and 06 July 2017 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Mr. Ahmadou Bakayoko replaces Cameroonian-born Emmanuel Wongibe, who is also Deputy General Manager ...
On Monday, 11 September 2017, the Secretary General of the Conference of Ministers for Youth and Sport of La Francophonie (French acronym-CONFEJES) organized a consultative meeting on the rebroadcast rights of sporting events at the institution’s headquarters in Dakar. For a better understanding of this topic, CONFEJES’ Secretary General, Mr Ali Harouna Bouramah, requested for the presence of a distinguished guest: Mr. Grégoire NDJAKA THE Chief Executive Officer of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) who laid the groundwork for the battle against inflation of the cost of rebroadcasting of sporting events in March 2016 ...
UNESCO's World Radio Day is celebrated all around the world on 13 February. Here is an interview with UNESCO's Chief of Section, Media Development and Society, Ms Mirta Lourenco on the importance of celebrating the power of radio, how radio stations and listeners around the world can join the celebrations and the difference UNESCO is trying to make on this World Radio Day. https://soundcloud.com/world-radio-day/chief-of-section-media-development-ms-mirta-lourenco-interview
  WORK PROGRAM   15th March 2018: 08H.00- 09H00   :     Registration of participants 09H.00- 10H.00  :     Opening ceremony presided over by Rwandan official Authority Speech of RBA CEO, Mr Arthur Asiimwe Speech of the President of AUB, Mr Kwame Akuffo Anoff Ntow Speech of the OIF, Mr Tidjane Dioh Speech of the Rwanda Official Authority   10H.00- 10H.30 :           Coffee Break 10H.30- 10H.45  :          Adoption of the draft agenda   10H.45- 11H.15  :           Messages : Eutelsat, France Media Monde, Côte Ouest, VidéoShip, ...
  AFRICAN AUDIOVISUAL LANDSCAPE Fierce Battle around Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) The completion point of June 17, 2015 was not respected. By this date, African public television should have switched to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). A tiny minority was able to tackle this challenge. More than 90% of the countries are still unraveling. The operation, akin to a basic technological advancement, revealed the presence of blind spots.  On June 16, 2006, in Geneva, African countries signed the Regional Agreement for the planning of the Terrestrial Broadcasting Service (TBS). In doing so, they adopted Terrestrial digital ...
Cameroonian-born Pie Martial Ongono was elected at the end of the African Union of Broadcasting’s Administrative, Financial and Legal Commission meeting held on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at the Imperial Hotel in Libreville. Mr. Pie Martial Ongono who is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC- Yaoundé,1994-1997), is the current Technical Advisor No. 3 of the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV).   The newly elected Bureau President:          Pie Martial Ongono (CRTV - Cameroon) Vice-President:  2M- Morocco Rapporteur:       RTS- Senegal Legal Adviser:    Mr. Khodja (Algeria) Legal Adviser:  ...
In order to strengthen their ties in the scope of intellectual property and copyright, the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the 10th of November 2017. Ms Sylvie FORBIN and Mr Grégoire NDJAKA, to materialize the MoU (Geneva, 10/11/2017) The signing ceremony took place in Geneva Switzerland, at WIPO’s Headquarters between AUB’s Director General, Mr Grégoire NDJAKA and WIPO’s Director General, Mr Francis GURRY, represented on the occasion by WIPO’s Deputy Director General Ms Sylvie FORBIN, in charge of Copyright and Creative ...
WORK PROGRAM 12th March 2018 08h00- 09h30 : Arrival of participants 09h30- 10h30 : Opening Ceremony Speech of Rwanda Broadcasting Agency Speech of Smart Africa Speech OIF Speech of AUB President Speech of Official Authority   10h00- 11h30 : Coffee break 11h30-11h45: Presentation of the Forum by AUB CEO 11h45- 12h00 : Keynote on the presentation of the Forum’s problematic 12h00-12h30: Intervention of the CAF President, Mr Ahmad Ahmad 12h30- 13h15 : National experiences, 10 minutes per country Minister in charge of communication -Botswana Minister in charge of communication-Cameroon Minister in charge of communication-Ghana ...
On 21 January 2018, a delegation of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) met the President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Mr. Ahmad Ahmad. The meeting took olace at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Casablanca and brought together AUB's Director General, Mr. Grégoire Ndjaka, Mrs. Keitirele Mathapi, Director General of the Botswana Broadcasting Services, Mr. Racine Talla, Director General of Senegalese Radio Television (RTS), Mr. Emmanuel Wongibe , Deputy Director General of  the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), Mr. Georges Lomotey of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and CAF officials. On the occasion, the two parties ...
     Dakar, February 24, 2017   Thursday 24th February 2017, the President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr. Macky SALL received the AUB delegation at State House in Dakar. The African Union of Broadcasting delegation was headed by the President of the Union, Dr. Kwame AKUFFO assited by AUB's CEO, Mr Gregoire NDJAKA.   During this meeting, the delegation highlighted the activities that marked AUBs 10thanniversary, held from 21st to 24th February 2017 at Hotel des Almadies in Senegal and as such drew up to forty Managing Directors of Radio and Television of the ...
  The renewal of the Marketing/Sales/Communication Commission Bureau as well as that of Technology/Training topped the agenda. The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) injected new blood into its consultative bodies. From 5 to 6 July 2017, the Union held two institutional meetings in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast at Hotel Ibis-Plateau. The aim of this conclave was the renewal of the Technology/Training Commission Bureau whose chairmanship was held by Algeria and that of the Marketing/Sales/Communication Commission which was headed by Cameroon. Other issues like the Digitalization of African audiovisual archives, training as well ...
The seventh edition of World Radio Day will be held on 13 February 2018 under the theme: Radio and Sports, with all radio stations, regulatory bodies and related organisations invited to celebrate radio and its contribution to democratic debate through information, entertainment and audience interaction🔊🔉🎼🎤🎧📻⚽⚾🏑🏒🏈🏆 Félix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yaoumoussoukro, Ivory Coast  (Photo Deposit) African broadcasters will join their counterparts worldwide to commemorate Unesco’s World Radio Day (WRD) next February 13, 2018. This year’s celebration is placed under the theme: “Radio and Sport”. Prior to this event, the African Union of Broadcasting is living no ...
The mediation of the African Union of Broadcasting On December 13, 2017, a meeting was held in Dakar at the AUB’s headquarters, in order to seek for solutions regarding disputes between the Niger Broadcasting Corporation and the French group Lagardère Sports, holder of broadcasting rights for some major sporting events in Africa. At the end of the meeting, the Niger Broadcasting Corporation, represented by its Director General, Mr. Ousmane SEYDOU gave mandate to AUB’s CEO, Mr. Grégoire NDJAKA, to look for suitable means to solve the crisis. Read the Final Communiqué of the Bipartite:  http://file:///C:/Users/Atiase/Downloads/communiqu%C3%A9%20final.pdf ...
In its mission of accompanying the African public service audiovisual media, AUB has embarked on the modernization of its archives, which is now necessary. For this purpose, the Union is working to establish an archiving system focused on digitalization of the audiovisual productions of its Member countries' national Radio and Tv stations. The results obtained from the studies, exchanges and research carried out as well as the good quality of the contents give reasons to be optimistic for this project whose cost is estimated at 210.865 Euros (about Cfa 140 millions). Nairobi, Kenya: U ...
The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB)’s Director General, Mr Grégoire Ndjaka joined his peers of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), in Dublin, Ireland, last June 29th 2017 to discuss matters that rock the life of broadcasting across the globe. From right to left: Michael Mc Ewen (NABA), Javad Mottaghi (ABU), Noel Curran (EBU), Sonia Gill (CBU), Grégoire Ndjaka (AUB), Latine America Broadcasting Union's Representative, M. Bassel (ASBU), Simon Fell (Technical Director (EBU). The meeting was held against the backdrop of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s 78th General Assembly organized from 28th June to 1rst ...

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