The second conference of Arab television organisations involved in news exchange began in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday (2 September).
The second conference of Arab television organisations involved in news exchange began in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday (2 September). The first part of the conference, held at the Iraqi Museum, discussed cooperation between the television stations in the Arabian Gulf and Peninsula areas. It was opened by Mr. Salah Abdul Kadir, Secretary-General of the Arab States Broadcasting Union, which has its headquarters in Cairo.
Delegates discussed recent moves to increase the exchange of newsfilm between television stations in the Arab world.
Countries represented at the conference included the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Bahrain -- one of the Arab States which transmits in colour; the other is Jordan.
Delegates from other Arab countries joined them for the second part of the conference, which was held at the Television and Broadcasting Training Institute in Baghdad. Arab States in North Africa were also represented. One of the main discussions centred on the prospects of exchanging newsfilm by satellite through ground stations in Kuwait, Amman and Rabat.