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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 ...
AUB - UNESCO. In the framework of AUB's partnership with UNESCO, we are pleased to invite you to respond to UNESCO's call for proposals of a Coordinator for the World Radio Day 2018.  This poistion is contractual from September 2017 to March 2018 and will be based in Paris, France. Submissions are expected latest by the 23rd July 2017. All interested members can get more information on how to apply and terms of reference from the links below, respcetively: English: https://en.unesco.org/news/call-proposals-world-radio-day-2018-coordinator French: https://fr.unesco.org/news/appel-candidatures-coordinateur-journee-mondiale-radio-2018
The Director General of the African Union of Broadcasting  (AUB), Mr. Grégoire NDJAKA, was the guest of the MS Consulting Chairman and CEO, Mr. Mactar Silla, who is also the Founder of the new TV channel inaugurated on 14 August 2017 , In Libreville by the Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Label TV Headquaters in Libreville, Gabon The African audiovisual landscape has been enriched since Monday 14 August by a new television channel. Label TV officially launched its signal during its inauguration by President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Established in Angondjé, a suburb north of ...
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 ...
From July 21 to July 30, 2017, Ivory Coast hosted the 8th Games of La Francophonie. The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) was at the heart of this event through its various member organizations on the continent. To this end, AUB’s CEO, Mr. Grégoire Ndjaka, disclosed that arrangements were made for the African Radio and TV channels of public service to receive the signal for a live or delayed broadcast. According to Mr. Ndjaka, this operation was made possible with the support of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). It should be noted that 84 ...
During the year 2016, the African Union of Broadcasting organized missions in about ten African countries. The objective was to explain and share the objectives and stakes of the project called: “One Minute Project” with Directors Generals of member organizations of the Union and their collaborators. This proximity approach made it possible to obtain the accession of 15 countries which, by 31 December 2016 had actually signed and sent to AUB their memorandum of Understanding. They are: Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Rwada, Senegal, Seychelles, Uganda, Togo and Zimbabwe. ...
On August 3, 2016, during a mission in Cameroon, the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB)’s CEO and his team ceased the opportunity to meet the newly appointed Director General of the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV). The meeting held at the company's premises in Mballa II, Yaoundé, provided an opportunity for the AUB to disseminate about the Union's future projects involving its members. In his opening speech, AUB’s CEO congratulated the new General Manager of CRTV for his successful appointment. Mr. Charles NDONGO was appointed by presidential decree on July 29, 2016. During this courtesy ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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) celebrated its 10th anniversary. This celebration which took place within the framework of its General Assembly, brought together Director Generals of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB Members), Presidents and Secretary Generals of other Broadcasting Unions, Members of Governments as well as Media and Sports personnalities. This was 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" - Two ...
Takashinga, Zimbabwe.   13 February 2017, World Radio Day was celebrated worldwide. The theme chosen for this commemoration was: "Radio is you!" The African Broadcasting Union (AUB) was at the center of this major event memorable for men and women around the world.   This included 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 made this celebration a great moment of sharing with the listeners. ...
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 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 ...
A training center for technicians, journalists and technico-artisans will soon be made available for Member Organizations of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB). The National Broadcasting and Television Company (SNRT) and 2M-Morocco welcomed a delegation from the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) headed by its Chief Executive Officer, 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 ...
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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