• Short Summary

    DELEGATES FROM ALL OVER AFRICA MET IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR AN EIGHT-DAY MEETING ON THE INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF TELEVISION IN AFRICA.

  • Description

    DELEGATES FROM ALL OVER AFRICA MET IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR AN EIGHT-DAY MEETING ON THE INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF TELEVISION IN AFRICA.

    SPONSORED BY UNESCO (THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION) THE MEETING IS TO EXAMINE THE ORGANISATIONAL AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS OF TELEVISION IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES, AND TO INDICATE TELEVISION'S POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES. IT'S HOPED TO PAVE THE WAY FOR THE SYSTEMATIC DEVELOPMENT OF TELEVISION BASED ON THE NEEDS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE COUNTRIES.

    INVITED TO THE MEETING WERE MEMBER STATES AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF UNESCO IN AFRICA WHERE TELEVISION IS ALREADY IN OPERATION OR WHERE PREPARATIONS FOR ITS INTRODUCTION ARE WELL ADVANCED.

    IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, TOR GJESDAL, SAID THE ORGANISATION CALLED FOR AN AFRICAN MEETING ON TELEVISION IN 1962. THIS CAME AFTER THE UNITED NATIONS ASKED UNESCO FOR A PROGRAMME OF CONCRETE ACTION AND INTERNATIONAL MEASURES FOR THE EXPANSION OF INFORMATION MEDIA IN LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

    (NIGERIA WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY SOUTH OF THE SAHARA TO INTRODUCE TELEVISION.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA88GB2Y6IC5YF3WH81U2TDNTG8
    Media URN:
    VLVA88GB2Y6IC5YF3WH81U2TDNTG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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