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Foreword. It is a great pleasure to present this proposed Road Map for the African Union of Broadcasting. We are presenting this road map as a “transformational agenda”, which, we believe, when appropriately followed, will put into action the dreams and aspirations we all hold for the Union. As with any member-based organisation, our capabilities and achievements lie in the quality of our network, the depth of our membership base, and our ability to gain and retain their continued support. We are planning to implement major activities that we hope will increase our membership uptake thereby enhancing the quality ...
The issue was the focus of discussions on 17 May 2016 during an important meeting hosted by the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) with the Chief Executive Officers/Director Generals of the continent’s radio and television establishments. Marème Badji, a little middle school girl living near the Demba Diop stadium in Dakar is looking forward to the qualification of the Teranga Lions for the finals of the next Cup of African Nations (CAN) scheduled in 2017 in Gabon. Most of all, her dream is to see on her country’s national television, RTS, the Lions win ...
UNESCO in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Media and Gender launched the Women Make the News 2016 initiative under the theme “Gender Equality in the Media is Sustainable Development”: Gender Equality in the Media by 2030, in commemoration of the International Women’s Day (8 March). The WMN 2016 advocacy efforts will also continue to push for change and will include the following features: Promote an increase in female sources interviewed as experts in the news to at least 30%; Invite international development organizations as well as private corporations to announce or Submit an initiative/commitment for gender equality in media! (click to view) ...
Nearly 700 delegates from more than 60 countries were present in Bali, Indonesia to attend  the 53rd  General  Assembly and its Associated Meetings from 18-26 October 2016. The theme of that edition was: "Media for the Future." The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB)'s Chief Executive Officer, Mister Grégoire NDJAKA left Dakar for Bali in order to take part to this important event. Was also present in Indonesia, Mr George Lomotey, the Sports Coordinator at the African Union of Broadcasting. The gathering started on Tuesday 18 October with the Sports Meetings. The TV Song Festival was ...
They include Cape Verde, Ghana, the Gambia, Senegal, Benin, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria and Mali... Ivory Coast is also poised to sign the document with the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB).   Adopted during the 8th General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting held in March 2015 in Dakar, the “One minute project” goes crescendo over weeks and months.   In effect, after Cape Verde, Ghana, The Gambia, Senegal, Benin, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria and Mali have joined the club of signatory states. Ivory Coast, an important and active member of the African Union of Broadcasting is in the process ...
From the 20th to 22nd June 2016, the African Union of Broadcasting and personalities from the African and Chinese media fraternity met in the Chinese Capital for 3 days of intensive work. In the last 25 years, the African audiovisual media landscape has changed significantly. From the monopoly of public service media, with this condition evident in almost all African states, we have switched to a liberalization marked by the creation of private radio and television channels. This improvement much as it is a positive benefit, still has many upheavals that force or compel ...
On the 3rd of August 2016, while on a mission in Cameroon, the Chief Executive Officer of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), together with his team, used the opportunity to meet with the newly appointed Director General of the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV). The meeting which took place in the company’s premises located in Mballa II, in Yaounde, was an occasion for the AUB to disseminate about the Union’s upcoming projects involving its members. In his opening remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of AUB congratulated the new Director General of CRTV for his successful ...
The digitization of the Union’s archives and the issue of content in the African media were at the center of discussions during the visit which took place from 11th to 28th August 2016. For his first visit in the lands of Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda since he took office, the Chief Executive Officer of the African Union of Broadcasting received a rather warm welcome. “Since the renaming of the former URTNA to African Union of Broadcasting [AUB] these member organizations had not had the opportunity to receive a visit of the union CEO in their respective ...
This includes the FIFA U- 17 and U-20 Female World Cup as well as the Futsal World Cup. The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) won its "game"! This concerns the marketing rights of three major events organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). This "victory" follows a call for application launched in the course of the year 2016 by the highest football world body and which put together serious applicants. Clearly, FIFA has awarded the African Union of Broadcasting, marketing rights and the dissemination of the three major sporting events that would ...
The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) hereby announces that its negotiation team held a meeting with the officials of Largardere Sports in Paris on September 23, 2016. The meeting, which took place at the AUB’s initiative was aimed at exploring ways and means of setting up of a collaborative partnership with the Paris-based Agency, which is in charge of the commercialisation of the broadcast rights of all events organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).   It is the AUB’s hope that such a partnership will lead to a significant reduction in the rights ...
The 5th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup opened on Friday 30thSeptember 2016, in Jordan. Three African countries; Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon took part in this tournament which ended on the 21st October. For 21 days, 16 teams from around the world faced off in various matches. Cameroon was the first African team to enter the arena. The Indomitable Lionesses met Team Canada at Al Hassan International Stadium Irbid: (2 -3), in favor of the Canadian team. Saturday 1st October 2016, Ghana was opposed to Japan at Prince Mohammed International Stadium in the city of ...
The mission came against the backdrop of a preparatory meeting of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender’s second General Assembly. From 15th to 17th of September 2016, the Global Alliance on Media and Gender International Steering Committee convened at the U.N Headquarters in New York. This meeting was held as part of preparations for the second General Assembly of this young institution created in 2013, in Bangkok, under the auspices of UNESCO. Mrs. Evelyne Faye, head of Marketing and Communication Department at the AUB, represented the Union at the discussions in New York. Also present ...
The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) announces that its Executive Council held an extraordinary meeting which was open to all member organizations whose countries have qualified for the 2017 African Cup of Nations on Friday November 4, 2016 at its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The objective of the meeting was to report on the status of the negotiations for the acquisition of broadcasting rights of the 2017 AFCON with the Lagardère Group.   After the first meeting with officials of the Lagardère Group on September 23 and a second on October 12, 2016 in Paris, ...
Africa’s two representatives at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea are now out of the race. Ghana (Group C) returns home despite its draw against the United States of America. The match was played on November 21, at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. It was the second draw conceded by the Black Maidens after a missed entry against New Zealand on November 14, 2016 (0-1). Nigeria (Group B), despite two wins against Canada (3-1) and Spain (2-1) had to pack up after the misstep made at the ...
On the occasion of the signing of the Framework Agreement between the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) and the French Group LAGARDERE on the “Rebroadcast rights of Sporting Events” and in particular the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017), the Director-General of the African Union of Broadcasting Union, Mr. Grégoire NDJAKA invited the national and international media for a Press Conference which took place on Thursday 15 December 2016, at 11 am in the premises of the AUB located at 7, Avenue Carde, First Floor, CSS building, Dakar-Sénégal.   Details of the conference http://www.rts.sn/articles-de-presse/media/video-droits-de-retransmission-luar-obtient-une-baisse-des-prix.html ...
From 20th to 25th February 2017, the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. This celebration which takes place within the framework of its General Assembly, will bring together Director Generals of the African broadcasting services (AUB Members), Presidents and Secretary Generals of other Broadcasting Unions, Members of Governments as well as Media and Sports personnalities. This will be the occasion for the AUB to engage reflections on major issues of audiovisual in Africa through : - A Content Forum on "How to promote authentic African content in the African media" ...
The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) runs from January 14 to February 5, 2017 in Gabon. It should be noted that the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) played a crucial role as it found ways for helping to control the sharp rise in the costs of the rebroadcast rights of sporting events in general and the AFCON which has become an important rendezvous for football fans. On 17 May 2016, in fact, the AUB invited those directly involved in the chain of rebroadcasting sporting events at the discussion table in ...
Takashinga, Zimbabwe.   On 13 February 2017, World Radio Day will be celebrated. The theme chosen for this commemoration is: "Radio is you!" The African Broadcasting Union (AUB) will be at the center of this major event memorable for men and women around the world.   This will include paying tribute to radio as a means of communication, improving collaboration between broadcasters and their audiences, and encouraging mass media and community radios to commit to information and Freedom of expression. Through its member organizations, the AUB intends to make this celebration a great moment ...
21- 22nd February, 2017, Dakar – Senegal. How to promote African culture and identity in the public service media in Africa?   Coordination: Professor Gervais MBARGA.   Professor Gervais Mbarga from the University of Moncton, in Canada, is surely one of the journalists well known on the African continent.   The former Director of programs at the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) has been working for years now at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the University of Moncton, with the main objective of sharing with the young generation his broad knowledge.   ...
     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 ...
Wednesday, 3 May 2017, African journalists joined their counterparts worldwide to celebrate World Press Freedom Day under the theme: “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies”. Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. This year’s theme is: “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing ...
Miroslava Breach Velducea, Mexican journalist killed on 24th March 2017 in Chihuahua. Mexico has become the third most dangerous country in the world for journalists, according to Reporters without Borders. Between 2012 and 2017, 35 journalists were murdered (EI Economista, May 15, 2017). In recent years, through April 2017, 433 women journalists in Mexico have been victims of gender-based violence. Between 2005 and 2017, 19 women journalists were murdered (CIMAC, 2017). First Report on Violence against Women Journalists, published by the NGO CIMAC, shows that often it is the state apparatus that tries to ...
  The renewal of the Marketing/Sales/Communication Commission Bureau as well as that of Technologies/Training will top the agenda. The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) wants to inject new blood into its governing bodies. From 5 to 6 July 2017, the Union will hold two institutional meetings in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire. The aim of this conclave is the renewal of the Technologies/Training Commission Bureau whose current chairmanship is held by Algeria and that of the Marketing/Sales/Communication Commission which is headed by Cameroon. At the Union’s Headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, no stone is left ...
A training center for technicians, journalists and technico-artisans will soon be made available to the Member Organizations of the African Union of Broadcasting. The National Broadcasting and Television Company (SNRT) and 2M-Morocco welcomed a delegation from the African Union of Broadcasting headed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Grégoire Ndjaka, who was accompanied for this purpose by Ms. Audrey Kamsu, Head of Relations with The Member Organizations of the Union. From 20 to 23 April 2017, the AUB delegation held working sessions with the heads of the two Moroccan televisions. The visit began ...
"Radio and Sport" is the theme of the upcoming World Radio Day which will be celebrated worldwide on February 13, 2018. Previous to this event which brings together audiovisual (radio) professionals every year on a topical subject, Unesco organized a preparatory meeting on 16 June 2017, at its headquarters in Paris. Invited by Unesco, the Chief Executive Officer of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), Mr. Grégoire Ndjaka, took part to the works with experts from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and many other Broadcasting Unions. In the same vein, AUB’s CEO pledged for Africa ...

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