Regional focus – digital migration


A clearer picture of the region’s digital migration progress is expected to emerge at the Southern African Broadcasting Association’s (SABA) Annual General Conference, which takes place from 11 to 14 October in Maseru, Lesotho. Also under the spotlight will be preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and the 2010 African Confederations CupÊto be held in Angola.

An interactive presentation under the topic Making Mainstream Media More Relevant in Combating HIV and AIDS will feature high level politicians, HIV/AID officials and entertainers. This session will be held in association with the African Broadcast Media Partnership against HIV and AIDS (ABMP).

In addition,Êa comprehensive report of SABA’s activities since the last Conference will be presented at the AGM.ÊIt is also expected that Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings and other members will provide the AGM with relevant information on the latest developments in broadcasting in Zimbabwe.

This year’s Conference will be hosted by the Lesotho National Broadcasting Services. About 100 delegates from the Southern African countries are expected to attend, as well as partner organisations such as the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), the African Union of Broadcasters (AUB) and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcast Development (AIBD).

Read more in the September 2009 issue of Screen Africa


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