Television

CNN's Christiane Amanpour named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/04/30/tv-people_1.jpg?itok=xAU1tdGj

NEW DELHI: Renowned journalist and CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour has been named the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety in a ceremony at the organization's headquarters in Paris.

UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova named Amanpour "in recognition of her efforts to promote free, independent and pluralistic media, having the right to work free from the threat of violence, and contributing through this to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights."

"In the most challenging situations, addressing the most demanding interlocutors, integrity and courage have always guided you, with the conviction that freedom of expression, media freedoms are essential for stronger societies, for healthier democracies, for peace and reconciliation as well as sustainable development - we need to defend these principles more than ever today, at a time when they are challenged across the world," Bokova said.

In her acceptance speech, Amanpour stressed the important role of journalists as pillars of reform, freedom and democracy whose task was to strengthen civil society. "We're here to make the world a better place," she said.

She also made an impassioned plea for the release of all imprisoned journalists, wherever they may be, and condemned the increasing number of attacks and assassinations of media professionals

Amanpour has won every major television journalism award, including eleven News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award. She has received nine honorary degrees, has been named a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) and was this year inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

In a message to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, United Nations secretary Ban Ki-moon said called upon all Governments, societies and individuals to uphold the principles put forward by Member States on the need for the free exchange of information and ideas, both within and among nations.

"We must commit to ensure that the safety and human rights of journalists are protected, independent of the political, socioeconomic or cultural pressures that may threaten, impede or deter their freedom to keep the world informed. Around the globe, journalists are attacked every day as they try to carry out their work. In the last year alone, 61 journalists were killed. Many more languish in jails without charges or any sign of due process, the victims of Governments and others that prohibit free inquiry and use the power of the State to intimidate the press. As we mark World Press Freedom Day this year, let us honour the memory of those who lost their lives and intensify our efforts to uphold the fundamental human right to freedom of expression and press freedom," Ki-moon said.

This year's theme, Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age emphasizes the importance of ensuring a free and pluralistic media against the backdrop of a fast-paced and ever-changing digital world.

Meanwhile, UNESCO will celebrate World Press Freedom Day in Riga, Latvia, this year with a two-day conference and the awarding of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The conference in Riga will be held from 2 to 4 May while national celebrations will take place in about 100 countries around the world.

On World Press Freedom Day, the World Press Freedom Prize will be awarded to jailed Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish in a ceremony to be held in the presence of the president of Latvia Andris Berzins. The laureate will be represented by his wife, journalist Yara Bader, who is also the director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom and winner of the 2012 Ilaria Alpi award for brave female journalists.

UNESCO is focusing on three themes for World Press Freedom Day this year: the need for "quality journalism", reporting that is accurate and independent, remains a constant concern in a media landscape that is changing due to technological and commercial developments; Gender imbalance continues in the media 20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Change. All too few women journalists are able to reach decision-making positions in the media. For this reason, more than half of all the speakers at the conference will be women, executives and media professionals from all over the world: and digital safety, a topic of growing concern because digital communications makes it difficult for journalists to protect themselves and their sources.

During the conference, UNESCO will launch Building Digital Safety for Journalism, a study analyzing key digital threats facing journalists and their sources. This is the most recent in a series of UNESCO publications designed to help journalists improve their professional security.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/27/sab-tv-dil.jpg?itok=7R5sqUHH
GEC leaders retain respective positions with drop in ratings

Viewership ratings in GEC seemed to seeing a slow yet continuous drop week after week. Although all the leaders in the respective genres retained their positions, they witnessed a further drop in the ratings as compared to previous BARC week. Ditto was the case with other GEC channels in urban as...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/27/irra.jpg?itok=A9udQGl9
IRAA nominations date extended to 10 May, regional categories

The Indian Recording Arts Academy (IRAA) awards today announced that the 2017 entry deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to 10 May, 2017. Spearheaded by IRAA Director Pramod Chandorkar, the nominations will be screened by an 11 member Jury comprising the best in the Music...

Television TV Shows Awards
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/27/Untitled-1_1.jpg?itok=GAxeLaDX
Tomorrow’s bigwigs in 'India Inc 2.0' on ET Now

MUMBAI: ET NOW, India’s leading English Business News channel, is launching a brand new series India Inc 2.0. Tune in to ET Now beginning 29 April to watch 'India Inc 2.0' every Saturday at 1230pm & 1030pm, and Sun 8pm This series features some of the most dynamic corporate leaders of tomorrow...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/27/Colors%20Bangla.jpg?itok=TDv9xoge
Colors Bangla plans three shows in May – Mahaprabhu, Roopkatha & Jhumur

MUMBAI: Summers in Kolkata is about to get cooler, as Colors Bangla is all set to rejuvenate your evenings, with a line-up of refreshing content. Starting May 1st, be prepared for some power-packed entertainment with the launch of 3 new shows on Colors Bangla, Mahaprabhu Sree Chaitanya on May 1 at...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/27/ESPN-Story.jpg?itok=S0eyHPDi
ESPN viewership plummets, rising costs result in mass lay-off

MUMBAI: Trimming around 10 per cent of writers and on-air talent, plans to lay off around 100 ESPN employees is under way, including Len Elmore, Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell, former athletes who worked as broadcasters -- the aim being switching to a digital strategy. While longtime NFL reporter...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/26/zee.jpg?itok=dfVquBL8
ZEEL takes Bollywood movie channel to Latam

Setting a new landmark, leading Indian content company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has announced its expansion into Latin America with the launch of its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel, Zee Mundo in Mexico and Ecuador. With this, ZEE becomes the first-ever Indian...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/26/discovery.jpg?itok=nmaneghf
Discovery Asia partners VS Media & Tabilabo

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has announced two new partnerships across Asia, with VS Media – a top MultiChannel Network (MCN) that super-serves digital natives in Greater China with more than 120 million subscribers and 320 million video views a month, and Tabilabo – one of the leading and...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/26/tv%20viewers_0.jpg?itok=oBgv_l_a
Convenience & personalised content prompts 78% India's TV viewers' shift to OTT

MUMBAI: There has been a steep decline over the past year in the percentage of India’s consumers who prefer to view TV shows on TV sets. That percentage dropped 78 per cent, from 47 per cent to 10 per cent. In the United States, the number fell 57 per cent (from 59 per cent to 25 per cent), and...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/26/Arnab-Story.jpg?itok=S_X9Pi2q
Arnab's 'The Newshour' lands Times Now in soup in UK

MUMBAI: United Kingdom broadcast regulator Ofcom has studied several episodes of Times Now’s nightly show ‘The Newshour’ from last summer, which was broadcast during the rising tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories