The WBU Supports Call to Action on a Common Global Emergency Protocol

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) strongly endorses the “Call to Action on Emergency Alerting”, which supports the implementation of the international standard alerting format Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).

Broadcasters play an essential role in communicating the key facts of an emergency, mindful that everyone in harm’s way must understand what is happening and what actions to take. This is why broadcasters embrace the CAP standard.

Read the full statement here.

JOB POSTING: Project Manager (Digital Switch Over) for Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ)

Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ), an Over The Air (OTA) broadcaster, in Jamaica, is transitioning from Standard Definition (SD) operations to High Definition (HD) services and from NTSC analogue transmission services to ATSC 3.0 transmissions, and seeks to engage a Project Manager for this project who will work alongside the team of stakeholders at TVJ, and RG led by the Group’s Chief Technology Officer and supported by the TV Services General Manager.

Title: Project Manager (Digital Switch Over)
Project: Digital Switch Over for Television Jamaica, from Analog to ATSC 3.0
Duration: 18 months initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Supervisor(s): Group Chief Technology Officer, CTO & General Manager, Television
Services

Click here to read the full job posting and how to apply.

Cybersecurity Recovery Planning as Part of Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster recovery and cybersecurity recovery planning are not one in the same. Disaster recovery’s primary goal is to provide business continuity after a major disruption from manmade or natural causes. The goal of cybersecurity recovery, on the other hand, is to protect and recover data assets and software systems after a data breach.

Click here to read the full Cybersecurity Recovery Planning as Part of Disaster Recovery Planning paper produced by the NABA-TC Cybersecurity Sub-Committee.

Call For Entries For T4P Media Awards

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)/UNESCO competition Together for Peace (T4P Media Awards). This is a great initiative that focuses on People, the Planet and Positive Peace. 

You are encouraged to enter programmes/series in the Radio, TV and Digital content categories. The competition is global, and it will benefit from quality programmes. The deadline for submission has been extended to September 5, 2021. 

ABU and UNESCO Bangkok Office launched T4P Media Awards to highlight and promote the crucial role of independent, ethical journalism and citizens’ media literacy for building positive peace in the minds of men and women. Positive peace is not just the absence of conflicts and war but striving for equitable and fair societies that have respectful and sustainable relations with the environment. The Awards will honour innovative and creative Radio, TV and Digital Media content, which informs and educates audiences on best practices of building positive peace in three critical areas that have increasing urgency in achieving Sustainable Development Goals and “building back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Transformative Education
  • Living in harmony with nature, including coping with climate change and biodiversity loss
  • Living well with diversity, fostering human flourishing and intercultural understanding

The competition is open for broadcasting organisations/production houses and independent producers from across the globe. 

The Entry Form, Competition Rules and Topics Covered by the Awards can be found here.