Public Broadcasting in the Information Age
Meeting in Tokyo, 10th June 2001
The IFJ and NIPPORO (NHK Union) organised a meeting on Public Service Broadcasting on June 9, 2001 in Tokyo. Participants were delegates of IFJ member Unions and over 50 representatives of Japanese media workers.
The participants of the meeting defined the basis of a worldwide campaign for the defence of public service values in broadcasting (TV, radio and internet).
During its meeting in Seoul on 11-15 June, the IFJ Congress adopted a resolution to lauch officially the Public Broadcasting Campaign.
Public service broadcasters of the world are now faced with various difficult problems such as technological developments, commercial pressure and global concentration.
Three themes are identified for this campaign:
- Independence (both political and economical)