The first-ever television festival of non-aligned nations has been held in Yugoslavia. The aim of?
The first-ever television festival of non-aligned nations has been held in Yugoslavia. The aim of the festival--held from October the fifth to the twelfth--was to foster co-operation and exchange of television programmes among non-aligned countries.
SYNOPSIS: The festival was the first of its kind ever to be held. Arranged by Yugoslavian radio and television, it was designed to help set up links between broadcasting organisations of non-aligned countries following last month's non-aligned summit in Cuba.
The venue was the picturesque town of Herceg Novi, and it was here that media workers from forty-six countries and four other political groups came to exchange ideas, techniques and programmes.
The week-long festival meant a massive influx of delegates to the town, as well as hundreds of newsmen covering the events for newspapers and magazines.
There main topics dominated the delegates' discussions--the establishment of a programme pool, the promotion of television as a means of helping development, and the setting-up of a framework for the exchange of technical know-how.
But it wasn't all discussions and talks. One of the main side attractions for the delegates, apart from the daily screening of television programmes, was this exhibition of national folk dancing from a Yugoslavian group.
One of the delegates' main tasks was how best to represent the cultures of the non-aligned nations onto the television screen.