The latest high-level appointments and departures in radio and television
Film and TV for learning: call for entries
Entries are open for the Japan Prize, a prestigious international competition for educational media. Generous prizes of USD$8,000 and $USD3,000 will be awarded to the two best proposals for TV programmes about literacy and language that contribute to education in an entrant’s country or region. The prize is organised by NHK, Japan’s public service broadcaster.
Ghana’s public broadcaster asks for licence fee increase
The Director-General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Major Albert Don-Chebe, has asked for the annual TV licence fee to increase from 30 Ghanaian pesewas (10p) to 15 cedis (£4), saying the corporation could not otherwise provide a first class service to the country. Don-Chebe (pictured) proposed the 4,000 per cent increase during an interview with Radio Ghana after a meeting with the corporation’s staff. He said that with added funds GBC would create more channels.
Pandemic training helps bridge the gap between broadcasters and health sector
Over 30 participants representing broadcasters across Asia took part in a workshop to prepare broadcasters in the event of a pandemic.