UN in Geneva celebrates 6 decades supporting impartial TV news

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The UN Office successful Geneva is celebrating a 60-year collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union of public-service broadcasters, which has helped transparent, just and impartial tv quality to beryllium seen astir the world.

For years, the United Nations and its agencies successful Geneva person relied connected planetary quality agencies and different media outlets based astatine the Palace of Nations to get the latest breaking stories retired to the satellite daily. 

But 1 peculiar concern with the Geneva-based European Broadcast Union (EBU), ensures that nationalist work quality broadcasters crossed Europe and astir the satellite person entree to unrecorded transmissions and video quality items coming from the UN’s bureau successful the Swiss city, a large root of planetary quality content.

A European Broadcasting Union unit   subordinate   astatine  enactment    astatine  their office  successful  Geneva, Switzerland.

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A European Broadcasting Union unit subordinate astatine enactment astatine their office successful Geneva, Switzerland.

‘Challenging fake news’

The concern involves “challenging fake news, starring the transparent and balanced dissemination of facts, and restoring nationalist spot successful antiauthoritarian institutions arsenic cornerstones of nationalist work media,” explains EBU Director General Noel Curran.

The decades-long narration betwixt the 2 organizations, whose mandates telephone for a clear, unbiased, impartial and autarkic portrayal of the satellite arsenic it is today, besides acknowledges conscionable however effectual tv tin beryllium successful serving the nationalist involvement and successful championing trust, diverseness and innovation. 

“At the UN, we screen galore forgotten crises that excessively fewer different broadcasters carry, from the world’s biggest humanitarian exigency successful Yemen, to insecurity successful the Central African Republic, Ebola successful the Democratic Republic of the Congo oregon wide displacement successful the Sahel, that’s linked successful a large mode to the clime alteration emergency,” says UNTV quality shaper Daniel Johnson, who is successful regular interaction with EBU’s quality table astir upcoming stories of interest. 

He’s besides a acquainted dependable for UN News listeners, arsenic the regular presenter of our regular News successful Brief, and UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva weekly podcast.

“In summation to each the UN and planetary agencies successful Geneva, we’re besides incredibly privileged to person the Human Rights Council truthful adjacent too”, said Daniel. “It’s astir 60 metres arsenic the crow flies from the UNTV workplace – truthful we tin leap successful to travel its work, if there’s a large oregon breaking communicative there, to guarantee that they don’t disappear.”  

Every year, UNTV Geneva produces immoderate 200 edited planetary quality items, which are distributed via EBU’s Eurovision News Exchange. The concern besides extends to events of exceptional involvement that beforehand the multilateral values of some organizations.

A European Broadcasting Union unit   subordinate   astatine  enactment    astatine  their office  successful  Geneva, Switzerland.

UN Photo/Jean Marc Ferré

A European Broadcasting Union unit subordinate astatine enactment astatine their office successful Geneva, Switzerland.

Strengthened cooperation

An further and precocious created concern that involves some entities is the UN Communications Group for radical moving successful video. After the European radical was created – with the EBU providing hosting – it was joined successful 2020 by its North American counterpart. 

“In a sense, COVID has made our practice stronger, arsenic truthful galore operations person gone ‘hybrid’, and truthful trust connected unrecorded audio-visual support,” says Michele Zaccheo, Chief of UNTV & Radio and coordinator of the Group.

“When the pandemic started, we joined up to not conscionable combat disinformation connected COVID, but to spot however we could concretely enactment unneurotic and enactment each other.”

The EBU’s Social Media Newswire, which the EBU created to connection societal media contented that is trustworthy capable for broadcast, is akin to Verified, the initiative of Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, and UNTV acted to bring the 2 initiatives unneurotic to enactment retired however they could enactment each other. 

Looking to the future, the 2 organizations are looking astatine ways to further combat hatred code and the denial of genocide, arsenic good arsenic disinformation. “We’re looking astatine however we’re sharing integer contented and online quality stories,” says Liz Corbin, Deputy Media Director and Head of News, EBU.

“This quality to support coming up with ways to assistance each other, and however to marque trusted and reliable quality contented disposable to much audiences, is what inspires us.”

For much connected the 60th day of the News Exchange, perceive to UN Geneva’s peculiar podcast: Behind the lens: however UNTV Geneva broadcasts quality astir the world.
 

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