The ninth Commonwealth Broadcasting Conference opened in Nairobi on Tuesday (October 17), with delegates from almost forty broadcasting organisations attending.
SV PAN Flags to arrival of Kenyatta
SCU Kenyatta out of car & greeted
SCU Vice-President Moi arrives
GV INT. Kenyatta speaking.
SCU Ghana delegate
GV Nigeria ditto
CU Kenyatta speaking
SV Mr Robbins (BBC) & Mr Passmore (Seychelles)
SCU Mr Mytton (Zambia) & Mr Gordon (Sierra Leone)
SV Malawi delegate
CU Mr Hallman (Canada) & Mr Gratton (BBC) in glasses
SCU Kenyatta speech ends.
GV ZOOM INTO CU Uganda delegate at cocktails
SV ZOOM INTO CU Mr Watts (ABC Australia)
SV Tribal dancers (2 shots)
SV Delegates watching dancers
KENYATTA: "It is vital that the facilities of broadcasting, which has no boundaries, be used for the exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge through experience. While there is so much power for good in broadcasting, there is also potential for evil. There are instances where distortion has been employed to sow hatred and misunderstanding, and you might explore ways through which national government or world bodies can be influenced to dilute and prevent such abuse of the impact of broadcasting".
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Background: The ninth Commonwealth Broadcasting Conference opened in Nairobi on Tuesday (October 17), with delegates from almost forty broadcasting organisations attending.
The President of the Republic of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, addressed the delegates at the official opening ceremony and stressed the necessity of using broadcasting facilities for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of knowledge.
He also warned delegates that the same facilities had been used "to sow hatred and misunderstanding", and advised delegates to find ways in which national governments and world bodies could be influenced to prevent such abuses.
The conference was scheduled to last for twelve days, and was to discuss most aspects of radio and television at both management and engineering levels.
SYNOPSIS: The ninth Commonwealth broadcasting conference has opened in Nairobi, with delegates from almost forty radio and television organisations attending. The president of the Republic of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, arrived to speak at the official opening.
He was joined by Vice-President Moi, before addressing the delegates.
After the opening ceremony, the president and delegates mingled informally over cocktails and were entertained by traditional dancers, before getting down to business. During the 12-day conference delegates will discuss most aspects of radio and television at management and engineering levels, including plans for broadcasting the 1974 Commonwealth games in New Zealand, and the 1976 Olympics at Montreal.