UNESCO celebrates World Television Day in lead up to summit

21 November 2003, Switzerland

UNESCO recently celebrated World Television Day - proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996 to encourage global exchanges of television programs focusing on peace, security, economic and social development and the enhancement of cultural exchange. The organisation recognises the significance of television broadcasting as a information gateway for the masses, most importantly in least-developed countries. UNESCO is committed to fostering freedom of expression and increasing cultural diversity in the media, supporting this charter through its Intergovernmental Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), the promotion of public service broadcasting (PSB) and the UNESCO Programme for Creative Content. UNESCO encourages the celebration of World Television Day in the lead up to the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), where it will offer key contributions concerning the ethical, legal and socio-cultural dimensions of the Information Society. For further information, CLICK HERE.