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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 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 ...
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 ...
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 in Kigali from 12 to 16 February 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 February: Forum on The process of switching from analogue to digital on-going throughout the continent 15 and 16 February: AUB’s General Assembly on the theme: "Public service media of the audiovisual sector and the problems of the ...
From 12 to 13 December 2017, the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) will organize, in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), at Good Rade Hotel in Dakar, its first-ever training seminar on of copyright in the financing of television in Africa. Participants will come from about twenty francophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. These include 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 ...
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 ...
Mrs. Sonko Rokhaya NDIAYE is the new Head of the Members Cooperation and Relations with the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB). She was appointed by Decision N ° 086/17 of 25th September 2017, in place of Mrs Audrey KAMSU.  
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 ...
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 ...
Invited by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), AUB’s CEO took part to the 48th session of the Union’s General Assembly held from 21 to 24 August 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas on the theme: "Digital Development in the Caribbean Media". Nassau Bahamas hosting CBU' s 48th General Assembly   Topics related to the impact of social media in the development of newsrooms and the new content policy in a digitization context topped the agenda. "The development of these two themes has allowed us to realize the similarity of issues in Africa and the Caribbean," Mr Grégoire ...
From September 11 to 15, 2017, the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) organized a preparatory Meeting at the Pullman Hotel in Dakar, ahead of the World Telecommunications Summit. The African Union of Broadcasting was represented at that important meeting by its Director General, Mr. Grégoire Ndjaka, accompanied by Ms. Audrey Kamsu, Head of Relations with the Member Organizations and AUB experts, Mr Ousseyni Dieng and Mamadou Baal. "Transition to Digital Africa: Opportunities and Challenges", was the theme of Mr. Mamadou Baal’s presentation. According to the AUB’s expert, "African governments have significant responsibilities for the public ...
2017 is the second year marking 28 September as the “International Day for Universal Access to Information” (IDUAI).  On 17 November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring 28 September of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI).  IDUAI has particular relevance with the new 2030 development agenda, and in particular with sustainable development goal (SDG) which calls for ensuring public access to information and protection of fundamental freedoms.  The celebration for universal access to information kicked-start in Tunisia on 25 September, with a panel event gathering around 250 participants to discuss progress ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
  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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