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NHK-Japan President pleads for accurate information

Mr Ryoichi Ueda, President of NHK-Japan said that the Japanese public broadcaster should maintain the accurate and fair information basis for the safety and security of the society. He was speaking at the 26th annual conference of the Public Broadcasters International (PBI) held in Sinaia, Romania from 12-13 September 2017.

He also explained NHK’s new three-year plan in which 6 core values are introduced and added that NHK is presently trying to introduce cutting edge technology for high-quality cultural experience.

The PBI 2017 hosted by Radio Romania, attracted more than 150 attendants from 36 countries. The conference is the biggest gathering of world public broadcasters discussing the relevant topics to the public media and offers a chance for nonmembers to observe what is going on in the public media community.

More than 10 ABU member countries attended the conference and this year there were more participants from Asia as the host organized the Media 2020, the dialogue between the East and the West of the media professionals one day earlier with the ABU.

In the opening key-note address, Mr Jean-Paul Philippot, President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) stressed the danger of the simplistic thinking of populism and reminded that the PSM (Public Service Media) should be the defenders of the openness and richness of our culture and asked members for more investment in creativeness.

Next year the PBI annual conference will come back to Asia after seven years. It will be held from October 23 to 25 in Seoul, hosted by KBS.

Mr Toshiyuki Sato of NHK-Japan was re-elected as the Secretary-General of the PBI for another three-year term.