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ABU partners with African Union of Broadcasting to Exchange News Items

ABU partners with African Union of Broadcasting to Exchange News Items

ISTANBUL, 29 July 2019: The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and the African Union of Broadcasting have signed a Sister Union relationship agreement allowing for the exchange of news items between ABU’s news exchange program Asiavision and the AUB’s news exchange AUBvision.

The official documents were signed and exchanged at the Closed Door Session of the 2019 News Group Meeting of Asiavision Members that concluded today. ABU Secretary General Dr Javad Mottaghi and AUB CEO Grégoire Ndjaka signed the Agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.

Under the agreement, Asiavision and AUBvision will swap up to 60 news items a month. The parties also agreed to review this limit every six months during the first two years of the contract. Currently, Asiavision has similar relationships with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).

Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, the AUB is an emerging Union that has just started its television news exchange, AUBvision. The AUB has 48 Members, of which 20 are active on AUBvision. These countries include Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Zambia.