World Television Day is an event for the different governments across the world to strengthen their commitment to keeping media and television, objective and free. The whole world is now threatened with the fake news and people are gradually losing their trust in the TV news. Today almost all News channels have their own independent political affiliations, and that affinity is so visible in their presentations. The crusade against this biased news has become every person’s fight. With its enormous reach, Televisions is recognised as one of the forerunners in contribution to people’s understanding of pertinent social, political and economic issues. In memory of 1996, first World Television Forum UN recognizes November 21 as the World Television Day. Unlike other days, World Television day is more of a philosophical preach rather than a full-fledged celebration mode.
World Television Day 2020
In the era of social media, Television is slowly losing its glamourous days. There was a time when owning a TV is considered a luxury. Years down, now the technology advances, so the screen and its reach. Even now there are corners where the social media is yet to make a mark, but the Television has immense followers. Till today, Television continues to be the single largest source of video consumption around the globe. It a sad reality that this popular stream is losing its popularity among the GenZ. As we said, the World Television day is more of philosophical thought rather than a full-fledged celebration organized by some groups. To commemorate the very first World Televiosn forum and to celebrate the potential of this powerful medium, we remember November 21 as the television day.
- World Television Day 2020: November 21
World Television Day History
From the 1920s onwards Television is part of human history. It is considered as one of the greatest inventions of mankind. Through this, the world of entertainment has unfurled to the mass. Till the internet started to knocks at our doorstep, we all waited to see the magic of the Televisions. Post world war-II the influence and reach of the Television has started to increase rapidly. Television was the first generation power influencer. The power and potential of TV in influencing the world leaders and promoting international bonding was immense.
To explore and exploit this golden opportunity, the United Nations General Assembly called for the very first World Television Forum in 1996 November. In that two-day meeting, the heads of the world’s major broadcasting corporations were participated and discussed the immense power of the Televiosn in UN Headquarters on 21 and 22 November. The event was the first to be convened by the UN to focus specifically on the global role of television. More than 130 broadcasting personalities from over 50 countries have participated in that event. While most of the participants agreed to the UN decision to proclaim November 21 as the World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996, Germany opposes this move. To their defence the delegates from Germany states as follows:
” There are already three United Nations days encompassing similar subjects: World Press Freedom Day; World Telecommunication and Information Society Day; and World Development Information Day. To add another day does not make much sense… ”
Anyways for the last couple of years, the general public remembers this year through various memes and tweets. In social media platforms, hundreds are sharing their favourite Television programmes to participate in this virtual celebrations of 2020.
Television Day Quiz 2020
- When is World Television Day?
- Who organises Television day celebrations?
The United Nations General Assembly
- When did the world’s first World Television Forum hold?
1996 November 21
- Which city hosted the very first World Television Forum?
New York, United States of America (UN Headquarters)
- Which Country opposes the UN’s move to proclaim November 21, as the Television day?
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