• Short Summary

    In Senegal, delegates from thirty-seven countries are attending a three-day meeting of the Union of National Radio and Television Organisations of Africa (URTNA).

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    GV PAN Officials arriving at Foreign Affairs building in Dakar (2 shots)
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    SV Delegates and officials outside conference building
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    SV Delegate arriving and being greeted by officials
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    SV Officials car and delegate being greeted at steps of conference building (2 shots)
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    SV Delegate entering conference building flanked by officials
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    GV Delegates seated in conference room
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    SV Speaker addressing delegates PAN TO delegates at table (2 shots)
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    SV Newsmen listening to speaker
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    SV Delegates listening
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    SV Speaker completes speech as delegates applaud (2 shots)
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    Background: In Senegal, delegates from thirty-seven countries are attending a three-day meeting of the Union of National Radio and Television Organisations of Africa (URTNA). It was the 19th session of the Union's General Assembly, and had before it a key issue of Third World concern -- the need to have more relevant information about their affairs than is normally supplied by the developed world.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting, at the Foreign Ministry in Dakar, opened on Monday (5 February), with the ranks of delegates swelled by three new member states -- Gambia, Botswana and Djibouti. There were two new projects on the agenda for the session.

    The first of these projects provides for the setting up of a training centre on Ouagadougou, in the Upper Volta. This is seen as a development of the concern expressed by member states for a steady improvement in broadcasting standards in Africa.

    The second project also reflects the spirit of co-operation within the Union. Called "Afrovision" it will allow member nations a direct exchange of television programmes within the Pan-African television network. This is an important step towards encouraging a wider choice of material and information, and is directly linked to the recurring theme of a new information "order", which has dominated other broadcasting conferences not only in Africa, but also in Asia, in recent months.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4RFZEFYHJ6UR0KM4IIMTGO2OS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RFZEFYHJ6UR0KM4IIMTGO2OS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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