Radio Romania and the BBC have signed a mutual support agreement in order to develop together
Radio Romania and the BBC are two
organizations based on strong values with permanent and important missions to
inform, educate and offer entertainment programmes to their listeners. Starting
from this, these two media institutions on Thursday concluded an agreement to
offer each other support in order to develop together.
The document was signed in
Bucharest on the sidelines of the 5th edition of the Media 2020
conference staged by Radio Romania jointly with the Asia Pacific Broadcasting
Union. According to the Deputy Director of BBC Radio, Graham Ellis, Radio
Romania is an active member of the European Broadcasting Union and that cooperation
between the two institutions is very important.
In turn, Georgica Severin, President
and Director General of Radio Romania said the partnership was the natural
consequence of the cooperation and excellent connections between Radio Romania
and the BBC.
Georgica Severin: "The fight against misinformation, the presentation
of information about the life and culture of public, how to adjust to new
technologies or how to transform our media organizations are some of the most
important themes of our partnership."
The agreement Radio Romania
concluded with the BBC isn't the only one. It follows the ones signed with
Radio France and RAI and is part of Radio Romania's strategy of cooperation with
Europe's most prestigious media institutions.
Apart from the bilateral
cooperation, Radio Romania has very good relations with numerous public press
institutions from all over the world. And this is illustrated by the presence
in Bucharest at the end of this week, of over 40 representatives of some of the
most important media organizations in Europe and Asia Pacific.
High on the agenda were talks over
the media future in the digital world, copyright protection strategies as well
as fighting fake news. The Media 2020 conference, which has become a tradition in
the dialogue between Europe and Asia-Pacific area, has compelled recognition as
one of the most open and constructive dialogue platforms between the two
continents in the media field.
The conference is being held
alternatively in Romania and a country from Asia-Pacific area. Since its very
first edition, the event's main aim has been to familiarize public broadcasters
with concrete strategies meant to meet the challenges of the new digital era.
The year 2020 was set as a
reference point and the theme of this fifth edition was 'Crossing Borders in
the Digital World'. Also attending the conference in Bucharest, Javad Mottaghi,
Secretary General of ABU highlighted the fact that people need independent,
impartial and trustworthy information. It depends on the public radios to say
the truth and gain the listeners' trust in this manner.
(translated by bill)